- 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 self-conquest
The purpose of it, so far as it affected action, was self-conquest.Bunyan
James Anthony Froude
When it is, it forms not the heroes of impulse only, but those also of self-conquest.The Subjection of Women
John Stuart Mill
I believe that this self-conquest showed that the boy had true genius.My Novel, Complete
He felt as if that self-conquest was a duty he owed to the very tombs of his fathers.The Parisians, Complete
There was not only self-conquest, but complete absorption in his work.Talks To Farmers
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
- 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 self-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).