conquest

[ kon-kwest, kong- ]
/ ˈkɒn kwɛst, ˈkɒŋ- /

noun

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.

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Origin of conquest

First recorded in 1275–1325; Middle English conqueste, from Anglo-French, Old French, from unattested Vulgar Latin conquēsta (for Latin conquīsīta, feminine past participle of conquīrere). See con-, quest

synonym study for conquest

1. See victory.

OTHER WORDS FROM conquest

post·con·quest, adjectivere·con·quest, nounself-conquest, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for conquest (1 of 2)

conquest
/ (ˈkɒnkwɛst, ˈkɒŋ-) /

noun

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

Word Origin for conquest

C13: from Old French conqueste, from Vulgar Latin conquēsta (unattested), from Latin conquīsīta, feminine past participle of conquīrere to seek out, procure; see conquer

British Dictionary definitions for conquest (2 of 2)

Conquest
/ (ˈkɒnkwɛst, ˈkɒŋ-) /

noun

the Conquest See Norman Conquest
the Conquest Canadian the conquest by the United Kingdom of French North America, ending in 1763
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