conquest

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

Definition of conquest 

1 : the act or process of conquering

2a : something conquered especially : territory appropriated in war

b : a person whose favor or hand has been won

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Examples of conquest in a Sentence

tales of the ancient army's conquests She was one of his many conquests. people who boast about their sexual conquests
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Saarinen understood how essentially American the arch form was, a symbol of triumph and conquest that is hollow at its core. Philip Kennicott, kansascity, "St. Louis’ Gateway Arch emerges with new name, skeptical view of western expansion," 3 July 2018 Saarinen understood how essentially American the arch form was, a symbol of triumph and conquest that is hollow at its core. Philip Kennicott, kansascity, "St. Louis’ Gateway Arch emerges with new name, skeptical view of western expansion," 3 July 2018 Lubomirski's other conquests include his second children's book and a book of poetry. Rosemary Feitelberg | Wwd, latimes.com, "Royal wedding photographer talks about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, diversity and fashion’s need to change," 21 May 2018 More fruitful is the comparison of polar conquest with the act of literary creation. Sam Sacks, WSJ, "Fiction Chronicles: The Intoxicating Attraction of the Abyss," 8 June 2018 Saarinen understood how essentially American the arch form was, a symbol of triumph and conquest that is hollow at its core. Philip Kennicott, kansascity, "St. Louis’ Gateway Arch emerges with new name, skeptical view of western expansion," 3 July 2018 Still, this mode was all about conquest and rush — capturing flags, or destroying objectives in sequence. T.c. Sottek, The Verge, "After 16 years of war, Battlefield V is a turning point," 29 June 2018 Saarinen understood how essentially American the arch form was, a symbol of triumph and conquest that is hollow at its core. Philip Kennicott, chicagotribune.com, "50 years later, the St. Louis Arch emerges with a new name and a skeptical view of western expansion," 26 June 2018 Young Iranians learn that the 7th-century conquest and subsequent conversion to Islam of the once-mighty Persian empire by a much weaker Arab Muslim army was, in fact, an affirmation of Iran’s resilience. Shervin Malekzadeh, Washington Post, "What Trump doesn’t get about ideology in Iran. It’s about nationalism, not theocracy.," 25 June 2018

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First Known Use of conquest

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for conquest

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

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conquest

noun

English Language Learners Definition of conquest

: 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

noun
con·quest | \ ˈkän-ˌkwest \

Kids Definition of conquest

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

2 : something that is gotten or gained especially by force

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