- vt. 战胜，征服；攻克，攻取
- vi. 胜利；得胜
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con-, 强调。-quer, 追寻，追求，词源同query, question. 词义由追求到战胜。
- conquer:  Latin conquīrere originally meant ‘seek something out’. It was a compound verb formed from the intensive prefix com- and quaerere ‘seek’ (source of English query, quest, question, inquire, and require). Bit by bit, ‘searching for something’ slid into ‘acquiring it’, including by force of arms: hence the sense ‘vanquish’, already current in the 13th century. The term Conqueror appears first to have been applied to William I of England around 1300.
=> enquire, inquest, query, quest, question, require
- conquer (v.)
- 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.
- 1. They feared that totalitarians might yet conquer the entire world.
- 2. They became overheated nationalists, militarists, and they were out to conquer.
- 3. I was certain that love was quite enough to conquer our differences.
- 4. Garland tried to appear casual, but he couldn't conquer his unease.
- 5. He is having therapy to conquer his phobia.
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