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  • v. To conquer again.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To conquer again; to recover by conquest.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To conquer again; recover by conquest.
  • To recover; regain.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. conquer anew

Etymologies

Middle French reconquerir, reconquérir or from re- +‎ conquer. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • DENVER -- La reconquista, a radical movement calling for Mexico to "reconquer" America's Southwest, has stepped out of the shadows at recent immigration-reform protests nationwide as marchers held signs saying, "Uncle Sam Stole Our Land!" and waved Mexico's flag.

    From On High

  • One D.F. cabbie railed to this reporter against Americans who feel they can come to Mexico to "reconquer" the Indians.

    Taxi Driver

  • When are you going to do some critical reporting on the new black panther party, or the mexican groups which threaten to "reconquer" the southwest?

    The Clog

  • Mr. Dobbs has reported as fact the so-called Aztlan conspiracy, which claims that undocumented Mexican immigrants are part of a plot to "reconquer" the American Southwest.

    Southern Poverty Law Center: All Center News

  • "These are people who want to 'reconquer' the entire American Southwest ceded to the U.S. in 1848 and have it become part of Mexico again.

    Flag Wavers and Saber Rattlers: James Wolcott

  • In the 1814 plan there was no hope to reconquer the United States, but with a British army firmly ensconced in the interior of New York, amid what the British yet again assumed was a sympathetic population, the Americans might have to concede a more southerly border for the Canadian provinces, if not in New York, then perhaps in Maine.

    Between War and Peace

  • While the initial Haitian revolution did succeed without facing all that many French soldiers, Napoleon did later send a large army to reconquer the island, which failed largely due to yellow fever outbreaks, as Fostert points out.

    Matthew Yglesias » Did Haiti Form a Pact With the Devil?

  • Exceot that Levin is still saying that Mexico is “trying to reconquer” parts of the Southwest ..

    Think Progress » Rep. Steve King Sings The Praises Of Lobbyists On The House Floor: ‘Somebody Needs To Stand Up’ For Them

  • DETROIT — For nearly half a decade, Volkswagen AG has been laying the groundwork for a gambit to reconquer the U.S.

    VW Revamps Passat for U.S. Push

  • If the Republicans reconquer the town, he knows, priests and landlords will be slain, not peasants and workers.

    Bloodlust

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