- 1conquer somebody/something to take control of a country or city and its people by force The Normans conquered England in 1066. In 330 BC Persia was conquered by Alexander the Great. conquered peoples/races/territories
- 2conquer somebody to defeat somebody, especially in a competition, race, etc. The world champion conquered yet another challenger last night.
- 3conquer something to succeed in dealing with or controlling something The only way to conquer a fear is to face it. Mount Everest was conquered (= successfully climbed) in 1953.
- 4conquer something to become very popular or successful in a place The band is now setting out to conquer the world. Word Origin Middle English (also in the general sense ‘acquire, attain’): from Old French conquerre, based on Latin conquirere
BrE BrE//ˈkɒŋkə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːŋkər//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they conquer
BrE BrE//ˈkɒŋkə(r)//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːŋkər//he / she / it conquers
BrE BrE//ˈkɒŋkəz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːŋkərz//past simple conquered
BrE BrE//ˈkɒŋkəd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːŋkərd//past participle conquered
BrE BrE//ˈkɒŋkəd//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːŋkərd//-ing form conquering
BrE BrE//ˈkɒŋkərɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɑːŋkərɪŋ//