reconquer

verb
re·​con·​quer | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈkäŋ-kər How to pronounce reconquer (audio) \
reconquered; reconquering; reconquers

Definition of reconquer

transitive verb

: 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

First Known Use of reconquer

1523, in the meaning defined above

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