- the act or state of conquering or the state of being conquered; vanquishment.
- the winning of favor, affection, love, etc.: the conquest of Antony by Cleopatra.
- a person whose favor, affection, etc., has been won: He's another one of her conquests.
- anything acquired by conquering, as a nation, a territory, or spoils.
- the Conquest. Norman Conquest.
Origin of conquest
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Examples from the Web for reconquest
The British commodore settled that point, by replying, "It is mine by reconquest."The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson
Do you think that reconquest would settle the Irish question?Ireland as It Is
Robert John Buckley (AKA R.J.B.)
The reconquest of Ghent and Bruges followed upon the fall of Lille.A History of England, Period III.
Rev. J. Franck Bright
In his report to the Senate he described his victory as the reconquest of all Germany.The English Village Community
"Not only will they try, but they will effect the reconquest of the country," I answered.Fire and Sword in the Sudan
Rudolf C. Slatin
- the act or an instance of conquering or the state of having been conquered; victory
- a person, thing, etc, that has been conquered or won
- the act or art of gaining a person's compliance, love, etc, by seduction or force of personality
- a person, whose compliance, love, etc, has been won over by seduction or force of personality
- the Conquest See Norman Conquest
- the Conquest Canadian the conquest by the United Kingdom of French North America, ending in 1763
Word Origin and History for reconquest
early 14c., a merged word from Old French conquest "acquisition" (Modern French conquêt), and Old French conqueste "conquest, acquisition" (Modern French conquête), both from past participle of conquerre, from Vulgar Latin *conquaerere (see conquer).