Definitions of conquer

  1. take possession of without permission or take with force, as after a conquest or invasion; " the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"; " The army seized the town"; " The militia captured the castle"
  2. to put down by force or authority; " suppress a nascent uprising"; " stamp down on littering"; " conquer one's desires"
  3. overcome by conquest; " conquer your fears"; " conquer a country"
  4. take possession of by force, as after an invasion; " the invaders seized the land and property of the inhabitants"; " The army seized the town"; " The militia captured the castle"
  5. 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.
  6. To subdue or overcome by mental or moral power; to surmount; as, to conquer difficulties, temptation, etc.
  7. To gain or obtain, overcoming obstacles in the way; to win; as, to conquer freedom; to conquer a peace.
  8. To gain the victory; to overcome; to prevail.
  9. To gain by conquest; overcome; subdue.
  10. To be victorious.
  11. Conqueror.
  12. To gain by force: to overcome or vanquish.
  13. To be victor.
  14. To gain by force; overcome; vanquish.
  15. To overcome; subdue; vanquish.
  16. To obtain as in war, or by any conflict.
  17. Conquerable.
  18. To subdue, especially in war and after a struggle; to gain dominion or sovereignty over; to overcome.
  19. To overcome; to gain the victory.
  20. To overcome by physical force, as an enemy in battle; to vanquish; to defeat; to subdue by argument or by moral influence; to gain by perseverance or effort.

Usage examples for conquer

  1. He'll try to conceal, and even to conquer, his feelings- just as long as he possibly can. – The Old Gray Homestead by Frances Parkinson Keyes
  2. If it is strong enough to drive us to the blessed Friend who has promised to make perfect our weakness in this as in all other efforts, and if we go out armed in His strength we are sure to conquer. – The Chautauqua Girls At Home by Pansy, AKA Isabella M. Alden
  3. She will try to be contented and will strive for power to conquer her work, and herself to be ready for the day when opportunity will open her door to a larger and more responsible life. – The Colored Girl Beautiful by E. Azalia Hackley
  4. We must conquer them all through the blood of Christ and the sign of the Cross! – Memoirs of Mrs. Rebecca Steward by T. G. Steward
  5. Would he raise it up and destroy this man who had come to conquer the last safe place on earth left for him? – Caribbee by Thomas Hoover
  6. Thee has made a fight, Soolsby, to conquer a thing that has had thee by the throat. – The Weavers, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  7. Milly's lip trembled, but she only answered bravely, " That's well, Harry; for then you'll make all the more effort, and for my sake I'm sure you'll conquer. – The Beckoning Hand and Other Stories The Beckoning Hand--Lucretia--The Third Time--The Gold Wulfric--My Uncle's Will--The Two Carnegies--Olga Davidoff's Husband--John Cann's Treasure--Isaline and I--Professor Milliter's Dilemma--In Strict Confidence--The by Grant Allen
  8. You conquered the lion, maybe you will conquer Nero." – Beric the Briton A Story of the Roman Invasion by G. A. Henty
  9. It is not possible that anything but the right shall conquer in a case like this, and I believe you will come out all right, as a boy should who has always been as obedient and loving as you. – The Adventures of a Country Boy at a Country Fair by James Otis
  10. With ignorance you can conquer any people. – Life in a Thousand Worlds by William Shuler Harris
  11. They were asked to conquer or die. – The Woman of Mystery by Maurice Leblanc
  12. After this he lay down, and by a strange exercise of will, and in the belief that he was going to conquer a feeling absolutely new to him, he fell asleep directly. – The Parson O' Dumford by George Manville Fenn
  13. The red rose must conquer. – Berlin and Sans-Souci by Louise Muhlbach
  14. When he looked down upon this he thought to himself: " A man who could do such things ought not to stay at home; he ought to go out to conquer the world." – Europa's Fairy Book by Joseph Jacobs
  15. He said that Diabolus could never conquer Mansoul except by the consent of Mansoul. – The Everlasting Arms by Joseph Hocking
  16. Monseigneur, said the man beside him, you must pay for being a great prince; and he who would govern others must first conquer himself. – The Regent's Daughter by Alexandre Dumas (Pere)
  17. He was dangerous to me and I had to conquer him. – The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story by Various
  18. " To do good to those who hate us," said Monsieur Pascal; " in doing good, to conquer not only our love of ease and our fear of pain, but our prejudices, our just resentments, our remembrance of injuries, our disgust at oppression, our contempt of pride- to forget or conquer all these through the love of men as men, is, indeed, a higher charity than any which classes have yet illustrated." – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  19. How are we to conquer that? – Windyridge by W. Riley
  20. Let the love I have ever borne you, and which is stronger and more tender at this moment than it has ever been- let the love you feel for your dear little ones, give you strength to conquer. – The Lights and Shadows of Real Life by T.S. Arthur Edition: 10 Language: English