conquest

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

Definition of conquest

  1. 1 :  the act or process of conquering

  2. 2 a :  something conquered; especially :  territory appropriated in war b :  a person whose favor or hand has been won

Examples of conquest in a sentence

  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 and Etymology of conquest

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Vulgar Latin *conquaesitus, alteration of Latin conquisitus, past participle of conquirere


First Known Use: 14th century


CONQUEST Defined for English Language Learners

conquest

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

Definition of conquest for English Language Learners

  • : 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


CONQUEST Defined for Kids

conquest

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noun con·quest \ˈkän-ˌkwest\

Definition of conquest for Students

  1. 1 :  the act or process of getting or gaining especially by force

  2. 2 :  something that is gotten or gained especially by force



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