Meaning of conquer

con•quer

Pronunciation: (kong'kur), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to acquire by force of arms; win in war: to conquer a foreign land.
  2. to overcome by force; subdue: to conquer an enemy.
  3. to gain, win, or obtain by effort, personal appeal, etc.: conquer the hearts of his audience.
  4. to gain a victory over; surmount; master; overcome: to conquer disease and poverty; to conquer one's fear.
—v.i.
  1. to be victorious; make conquests; gain the victory: Despite their differences, their love will conquer.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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