noun con·quest \ˈkän-ˌkwest, ˈkäŋ-; ˈkäŋ-kwəst\

: the act of taking control of a country, city, etc., through the use of force

: a country, city, etc., that an army has taken control of through the use of force

: a person someone has succeeded in having a romantic and especially a sexual relationship with

Full Definition of CONQUEST

:  the act or process of conquering
a :  something conquered; especially :  territory appropriated in war
b :  a person whose favor or hand has been won

Examples of CONQUEST

  1. tales of the ancient army's conquests
  2. She was one of his many conquests.
  3. people who boast about their sexual conquests

Origin of CONQUEST

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *conquaesitus, alteration of Latin conquisitus, past participle of conquirere
First Known Use: 14th century


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