- 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 conquest
Before the 16thcentury, Spanish conquest, the Aztecs saw the skull as a symbol of rebirth.New Orleans’ Carnivalesque Day of the Dead
November 1, 2014
Experts hypothesize the painting represents the “conquest dance,” a Christian conversion ritual still performed to this day.7 Historically Significant Artifacts Rescued by Happenstance
The Daily Beast
October 24, 2014
The conquest—and the reaction to it—have given him an aura of invincibility that holy-warrior wannabes find quite thrilling.French Jihadi Mehdi Nemmouche Is the Shape of Terror to Come
September 9, 2014
This conquest has brought instability to unexpected parts of the region.Watching ISIS Come to Power Again
September 7, 2014
Rappers express their libidinous desires in the boring, one-note language of conquest.Bobby Womack’s Sexual Democracy: The Late Soul Legend Preached Mutual Pleasure
June 29, 2014
Every body saw, he was pleased to say, that I had made a conquest.Clarissa, Volume 1 (of 9)
When he opened the box, the first book which he picked up was The Conquest of Fear.
To the conquest of fear this splendid universalism is another essential.
After all, the conquest of fear is largely a question of vitality.
It was he who had planned the conquest of Corsica, and annexed it to France.The Boy Life of Napoleon
- 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 conquest
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).