Origin of conquest
Synonyms for conquest
Antonyms for conquest
Related Words for conquestrout, annexation, invasion, occupation, takeover, subjugation, coup, score, success, splash, overthrow, killing, appropriation, triumph, discomfiture, conquering, win, acquisition, subjection, enthrallment
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Contemporary Examples of 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
Historical Examples of conquest
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
Word Origin 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).