- To conquer once again to recuperate by conquest concerning reconquer a revolted province
- To conquer once again; to recuperate by conquest; as, to reconquer a revolted province.
1580s, from center French reconquerre (12c.), from re- "again, back" (see re-) + conquerre (see conquer). Associated: Reconquered; reconquering.
(v. t.) To conquer once more; to recuperate by conquest; because, to reconquer a revolted province.
John returned to England foiled, and in great anger; he resolved to give up the French war, secured a truce with King Philip by abandoning his attempt to reconquer his lost lands on the Loire, and turned to attack the recalcitrant subjects who had refused to join him in his late campaignbeyond the Channel.