Conquer

Definition of Conquer

Con´quer   Pronunciation: kǒņ´kẽr
v. t.1.To gain or acquire by force; to take possession of by violent means; to gain dominion over; to subdue by physical means; to reduce; to overcome by force of arms; to cause to yield; to vanquish.
[imp. & p. p. Conquered ; p. pr. & vb. n. Conquering.]
If we be conquer'd, let men conquer us.
- Shak.
We conquered France, but felt our captive's charms.
- Pope.
2.To subdue or overcome by mental or moral power; to surmount; as, to conquer difficulties, temptation, etc.
By winning words to conquer hearts,
And make persuasion do the work of fear.
- Milton.
3.To gain or obtain, overcoming obstacles in the way; to win; as, to conquer freedom; to conquer a peace.
v. i.1.To gain the victory; to overcome; to prevail.
He went forth conquering and to conquer.
- Rev. vi. 2.
The champions resolved to conquer or to die.
- Waller.

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