conquer

conquer
con|quer [ˈkɔŋkə US ˈka:ŋkər] v
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: conquerre, from Latin conquirere 'to look for, collect', from com- ( COM-) + quaerere 'to ask, search']
1.) [I and T]
to get control of a country by fighting
The Normans conquered England in 1066.
Egypt was conquered by the Persian king Kambyses.
2.) [I and T]
to defeat an enemy
The Zulus conquered all the neighbouring tribes.
3.) [T]
to gain control over something that is difficult, using a lot of effort
conquer your nerves/fear
She was determined to conquer her fear of flying.
efforts to conquer inflation
drugs to conquer the disease
4.) [T]
to succeed in climbing to the top of a mountain when no one has ever climbed it before
an attempt to conquer the peaks of Everest
5.) [T]
to become very successful in a place
In the last few years, the company has succeeded in conquering the European market.
>conqueror n
>conquering adj
conquering heroes

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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