Definition of reconquer in English:

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reconquer

Pronunciation: /ˌrēˈkäNGkər/

verb

[with object]
Conquer again.
Example sentences
  • They were pawns in the Vatican's plan to reconquer Scotland and reinstate the regime of the cardinals, the bishops and the priests.
  • However, he was also committed to reconquering his father's lands in Normandy, Anjou and especially in Poitou.
  • On 28 May the port was successfully reconquered by French and Norwegian troops, and the German forces under Maj-General Eduard Dietl were pushed back towards the Swedish frontier.

Derivatives

reconquest

Pronunciation: /ˌrēˈkäNGˌkwest/
noun
Example sentences
  • Moreover, among what until 1945 could be termed the Polish ruling class, there were many who dreamed not simply of an independent Poland, but of a reconquest of the old Polish Empire, preferably by means of a heroic cavalry charge at sunset.
  • The nearest enemy territory was Belgium, and it was assumed that the population there, resentful of the Austrian reconquest of 1790, would welcome freedom-proclaiming French troops with open arms.
  • The Armada was sighted off the Scilly Isles on 19 July 1588: the objective was the conquest of England, which would itself assure the reconquest of the Netherlands.

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Syllabification: re·con·quer

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