conquer

conquerable, adj.conquerableness, n.conqueringly, adv.
/kong"keuhr/, v.t.
1. to acquire by force of arms; win in war: to conquer a foreign land.
2. to overcome by force; subdue: to conquer an enemy.
3. to gain, win, or obtain by effort, personal appeal, etc.: conquer the hearts of his audience.
4. to gain a victory over; surmount; master; overcome: to conquer disease and poverty; to conquer one's fear.
v.i.
5. to be victorious; make conquests; gain the victory: Despite their differences, their love will conquer.
[1200-50; ME conqueren < AF conquerir, OF conquerre < VL *conquerere to acquire (for L conquirere to seek out). See CON-, QUERY]
Syn. 2. vanquish, overpower, overthrow, subjugate. See defeat.

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