conquest

noun
con·​quest | \ ˈkän-ˌkwest How to pronounce conquest (audio) , 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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Recent Examples on the Web The Romans resumed their conquest of Britain, and by A.D. 84 the governor, Gnaeus Julius Agricola, had conquered much of the north. Richard Hingley, National Geographic, "Big, bad Boudica united thousands of ancient Britons against Rome," 22 Oct. 2019 Columbus was not, as is well-known to the ungrateful modern-day legatees of his conquest, a perfect man. John Hirschauer, National Review, "A Defense of Christopher Columbus on Columbus Day," 14 Oct. 2019 De Miramon offers credible evidence that Kagame may have deliberately helped spark the genocide to enable his own conquest of Rwanda. Harper's magazine, "Letters," 16 Sep. 2019 The most interesting side of the affair arrives stealthily in the final sequences, when Biju Baruah draws some moral conclusions about humankind’s natural propensity for war and conquest and its tragic consequences. Deborah Young, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Last Headhunters of the Nagas': Film Review | Mumbai 2019," 1 Nov. 2019 The technology sector’s global conquest rests partly on its total unconcern for the real-world impact of its products and services. Ian Bogost, The Atlantic, "Technology Sabotaged Public Safety," 10 Oct. 2019 Word of the speed of Mongolian conquests and the apparent invincibility of their horse- men spread throughout Europe. National Geographic, "Marco Polo's odyssey spawned one of the world's first best sellers," 10 Sep. 2019 During all these Nazi conquests, a compliant Stalin shipped huge supplies of food and fuel for the German war effort against the West. Victor Davis Hanson, National Review, "The German–Soviet Non-Aggression Pact: A Bad Deal, 80 Years Ago," 15 Aug. 2019 During all these Nazi conquests, a compliant Stalin shipped huge supplies of food and fuel for the German war effort against the West. Victor Davis Hanson, The Mercury News, "Hanson: The bad deal that led directly to the start of World War II," 15 Aug. 2019

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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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The first known use of conquest was in the 14th century

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27 Nov 2019

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“Conquest.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/conquest?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=c&file=conque04. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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conquest

noun
How to pronounce conquest (audio)

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 How to pronounce conquest (audio) \

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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