Province vs Conquer - What's the difference?

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As a noun province

is a subdivision of government usually one step below the national level; (canada) one of ten of canada's federated entities, recognized by the constitution and having a separate representative of the sovereign (compare territory).

As a proper noun province

is (british) northern ireland.

As a verb conquer is

to defeat in combat; to subjugate.

province

Noun

(en noun)
  • A subdivision of government usually one step below the national level; (Canada) one of ten of Canada's federated entities, recognized by the Constitution and having a separate representative of the Sovereign (compare territory).
  • A territorial area within a country.
  • A jurisdiction; a (literal or figurative) area of authority.
  • Derived terms

    * provincehood * provincewide

    Coordinate terms

    * canton * county * department * oblast * shire * state

    Proper noun

  • (British) Northern Ireland
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    conquer

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To defeat in combat; to subjugate.
  • * (Alexander Pope) (1688-1744)
  • We conquered France, but felt our captive's charms.
  • To overcome an abstract obstacle.
  • * (John Milton) (1608-1674)
  • By winning words to conquer hearts, / And make persuasion do the work of fear.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=8 , passage=The humor of my proposition appealed more strongly to Miss Trevor than I had looked for, and from that time forward she became her old self again; for, even after she had conquered her love for the Celebrity, the mortification of having been jilted by him remained.}}
  • To gain, win, or obtain by effort.
  • To acquire by force of arms, win in war.
  • Derived terms

    * conquerable * unconquerable * conqueror * conquest