Osvojiti - Finished (perfective) verb, meaning:
(Wiktionary): to conquer (by war), to win (medal or place in a competition).
(Bujas dictionary): to conquer, to capture, to take, to carry, to seize, to secure, to overrun, to subjugate.
Also to mean, like šarmirati, to captivate, or to charm, or to win over (somebody).
The continuous (imperfective) form of the verb is osvajati, and the gerund noun (conquering) is osvajanje.
The related noun osvajač is conqueror.
Examples of use ....
One su osvojile sve medalje. = They (the girls) won all of the medals ( a clean sweep).
Ja sam osvojio treće mjesto. = I won third place.
Marsovci će osvojiti Zemlju. = Martians will conquer Earth.
Another way of saying "to conquer" is "to take for yourself", or "to take as one's own".
The Croatian word for "one's own" is svoj.
Interesting word-building, isn't it?
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