reconquer

verb re·con·quer \ (ˌ)rē-ˈkäŋ-kər \
|Updated on: 12 Jun 2018

Definition of reconquer

reconquered; reconquering; reconquers
: to conquer again; especially : recover by conquest
  • As a consequence North Africa was easily reconquered by the Byzantine emperor in the 530s, and the Vandals' influence on North African development was ephemeral and negligible.
  • —Norman F. Cantor
  • His position is more secure than ever, and it's only a matter of time before he reconquers most of Syria.
  • —Max Boot

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  1. Spanish Central: Translation of reconquer


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