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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a conquering hero (=someone who has defeated someone else)
▪ Team members were greeted like conquering heroes on their return.
conquer/overcome your fear (=stop being afraid)
▪ She managed to conquer her fear of flying.
▪ We have to learn to communicate and that means conquering our fear of that process.
▪ The only way to conquer a fear is to face it, and to do so as frequently as possible.
▪ Janine conquered her fear before I did.
▪ Yet Laura failed to conquer fully her fear of water or enclosed places and was never able to use underground trains.
▪ Into Water I believe that to conquer fear of water, gentle persuasion is the best tack.
▪ I reckon most little boys believe that their favourite big brother can conquer the world and can do no wrong.
▪ And maybe that explains how this 18-year-old from Houston has arrived here in Atlanta ready to conquer the world.
▪ Reading them lifts my spirits so much I feel I could conquer the world.
▪ I was one and felt that I could conquer the world.
▪ No man with legs that would make his own horse laugh ever conquered the world.
▪ Having conquered the fashion world, she is now being courted by Steven Spielberg's DreamWorks film company.
▪ You had a vision of yourself conquering new worlds, not spending time trying to collect old receivables.
▪ That was interesting, he thought. Divide and conquer.
▪ She stared up into his blue eyes, trying to conquer the urge to scoot further up the bed.
▪ Later, it tried in vain to conquer the whole of the subcontinent.
▪ Claudia threw herself into the rehearsal for the show, trying to conquer her nerves by sheer will-power.
▪ Since June, Spencer-Devlin has been trying to conquer her demons.
▪ And would be most unwise to try to conquer!
▪ One of those elements is the story of an all-powerful race who tried to conquer and destroy Creation.
divide and rule/conquer
▪ Britain did not divide and rule.
▪ He preferred to divide and rule.
▪ Here too the Party could fend off opposition by a policy of divide and rule.
▪ Power to appoint is power to divide and rule.
▪ That if you play the game of divide and rule long enough then you end up with Sister Souljah?
▪ The well-tried Roman policy of divide and rule had been the basis of Augustan diplomacy and continued during the conquest.
▪ They haven't shown the political will to sort out the problem - there has been an element of divide and rule.
▪ Ari not only conquered his drinking problem, but he's found a new career.
▪ Disney's quest is to conquer the worlds of entertainment and leisure.
▪ Hernan Cortes led Spanish troops to conquer the Aztecs.
▪ Julius Caesar conquered Gaul, which we know today as France.
▪ Sailors travelled to the New World with the urge to conquer and explore.
▪ Sir Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing made history in 1953 by conquering Mount Everest.
▪ The Zulus conquered all the neighboring tribes.
▪ Consider this stirring quotation and its possible ecological implications: We must discover and conquer the country in which we live.
▪ Each country has its own geography where the spirit dwells and where physical force can never conquer even an inch of ground.
▪ He was using the treaty not so much to conquer as to acquire legitimately what he regarded as his own by right.
▪ Rich had conquered his own temper enough to take and not to spoil this rare second shot at school.
▪ So, if legions from the north had conquered the south, the spirit of the south was defeating the north.
▪ The Yasa says that we can enslave only those we conquer in battle.
▪ They want the women to be a sort of role model for them, out there conquering and achieving.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Conquer \Con"quer\ (k[o^][ng]"k[~e]r), v. i. 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.


Conquer \Con"quer\ (k[o^][ng]"k[~e]r), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Conquered; p. pr. & vb. n. Conquering.] [OF. conquerre, F. conqu['e]rir, fr. L. conquirere, -quisitum, to seek or search for, to bring together, LL., to conquer; con- + quaerere to seek. See Quest.]

  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. ``If thou conquer Rome.''

    If we be conquer'd, let men conquer us.

    We conquered France, but felt our captive's charms.

  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.

  3. To gain or obtain, overcoming obstacles in the way; to win; as, to conquer freedom; to conquer a peace.

    Syn: To subdue; vanquish; overcome; overpower; overthrow; defeat; rout; discomfit; subjugate; reduce; humble; crush; surmount; subject; master.

    Usage: To Conquer, Vanquish, Subdue, Subjugate, Overcome. These words agree in the general idea expressed by overcome, -- that of bringing under one's power by the exertion of force. Conquer is wider and more general than vanquish, denoting usually a succession of conflicts. Vanquish is more individual, and refers usually to a single conflict. Thus, Alexander conquered Asia in a succession of battles, and vanquished Darius in one decisive engagement. Subdue implies a more gradual and continual pressure, but a surer and more final subjection. We speak of a nation as subdued when its spirit is at last broken, so that no further resistance is offered. Subjugate is to bring completely under the yoke of bondage. The ancient Gauls were never finally subdued by the Romans until they were completely subjugated. These words, when used figuratively, have correspondent meanings. We conquer our prejudices or aversions by a succesion of conflicts; but we sometimes vanquish our reluctance to duty by one decided effort: we endeavor to subdue our evil propensities by watchful and persevering exertions. Subjugate is more commonly taken in its primary meaning, and when used figuratively has generally a bad sense; as, his reason was completely subjugated to the sway of his passions.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

c.1200, cunquearen, from Old French conquerre "conquer, defeat, vanquish," from Vulgar Latin *conquaerere (for Latin conquirere) "to search for, procure by effort, win," from Latin com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + quaerere "to seek, gain" (see query (v.)). Related: Conquered; conquering.


vb. 1 To defeat in combat; to subjugate. 2 To overcome an abstract obstacle.

  1. v. to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires" [syn: suppress, stamp down, inhibit, subdue, curb]

  2. 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" [syn: appropriate, capture, seize]

  3. overcome by conquest; "conquer your fears"; "conquer a country"


Conquer may refer to:

  • Conquer (album), an album from Soulfly
  • "Conquer" (The Walking Dead), an episode of the television series The Walking Dead
  • Conquest (disambiguation)
Conquer (album)

Conquer is the sixth studio album by the band Soulfly. It saw official release on July 23, 2008, in Australia, although the album had leaked early onto file-sharing networks. It was released on July 29, 2008 in Canada and the United States and debuted at #66 on the U.S. Billboard 200 — Soulfly's highest Billboard peak since their 2002 release, 3.

Conquer (The Walking Dead)

"Conquer" is the sixteenth episode and season finale of the fifth season of the post-apocalyptic horror television series The Walking Dead, which aired on AMC on March 29, 2015. It was directed by Greg Nicotero and written by showrunner Scott M. Gimple and Seth Hoffman.

Several recurring storylines culminate in the episode: the residents of the Alexandria Safe-Zone deciding on what to do with Rick Grimes ( Andrew Lincoln) following his outburst in the previous episode; Glenn Rhee's ( Steven Yeun) conflict with Nicholas (Michael Traynor); and Sasha Williams ( Sonequa Martin-Green) and Father Gabriel Stokes ( Seth Gilliam) confronting their demons. Meanwhile, Daryl Dixon ( Norman Reedus) and Aaron ( Ross Marquand) encounter trouble from a potential threat during a run, and Morgan Jones ( Lennie James) nears the end of his search for Rick.

Similar to the pilot episode and the season two premiere, the episode aired in a 90-minute time slot, as opposed to its regular 60-minute time slot.

Television commentators lauded the character progression, its storytelling, Nicotero's direction, Gimple's and Hoffman's script and the ensemble's performances. Many highlighted Andrew Lincoln and Lennie James's performances, as well as the character progression of Carol Peletier. Upon airing, it attracted 15.8 million viewers with an 18–49 rating of 8.2, making it the most watched season finale in the show and drama in basic cable history.

Usage examples of "conquer".

If all went as planned, the sack full of lead pellets would turn the ruler-in-exile of conquered Andhra into so much mincemeat.

The Hindu kingdom of Menjapahit was destroyed by the Mahommedans in 1478, and Brunei is mentioned in the history of Java as one of the countries conquered by Adaya Mingrat, the general of Angka Wijaya.

That there were Congressmen and Senators at the time who were anglophobic, and sincerely hoped Hitler would conquer England.

Prince Garric died battling the Count of Blaise and waves of Archai conquered all the Isles except for Laut.

As one of the two Joint Commanders of ESComm, he had earned the gratitude of the Aristos, who wished to conquer human-settled space, and the dread of the Skolians, who sought to staunch the near-fatal wound his armies had dealt their civilization.

It very often happens, as I have already said, that autoeroticism is not completely conquered, and evidence of this is given by a great variety of subsequent disturbances.

Wyndham remarked that the Jews have a tradition which in itself is very probable, that the venerable man pointed out to Cyrus, after his conquest of Babylon, the verses in Isaiah, wherein he is spoken of by name, as conquering by the power of the Lord, and giving orders to rebuild Jerusalem and the temple: and also that other passage, in which the destruction of the Babylonish empire by the Medes is foretold, both prophecies being recorded more than a hundred years before the birth of the mighty king by whom they were accomplished.

To determine the difficulties which had arisen with regard to Holland, which Dumouriez dreamed of conquering with an imaginary army, and being discontented besides with the Dutch for not rigorously excluding English vessels from their ports, the Emperor constituted the Batavian territory a kingdom under his brother Louis.

From the moment Blanche had arrived at Bedlington, she had deposed Willow with all the ruthless ambition of a conquering queen determined to set her own heirs on the throne.

Buddhist country of Bhutan was briefly conquered by its neighbor, Bangladesh, for the purpose of becoming a leadership haven.

We see stories about quantum, biomolecular brains for space robots, all set to conquer the stars.

She did, after all, conquer that primitive breadstick with superior discipline.

Sura seemed caught between her contempt for the shipmasters who had stayed to conquer Canberra, and her own guilt at having deserted them.

Rambler, the converted Cassiopeian, talked of his home and the far-flung alliance of star groups on the other side of the line and Lex felt a glow of pride to be a member of a race which could, in so short a time, conquer so much of the galaxy.

Barbarians called Cassites conquered the remains of the Babylonian Culture, about 1700 B.