Definition of Conquest

1. Noun. The act of conquering.

Exact synonyms: Conquering, Subjection, Subjugation
Generic synonyms: Capture, Gaining Control, Seizure
Specialized synonyms: Norman Conquest
Derivative terms: Conquer, Conquer, Conquer, Subject

2. Noun. Success in mastering something difficult. "The conquest of space"
Generic synonyms: Success

3. Noun. An act of winning the love or sexual favor of someone.
Exact synonyms: Seduction
Generic synonyms: Success
Specialized synonyms: Score, Sexual Conquest
Derivative terms: Seduce

Definition of Conquest

1. n. The act or process of conquering, or acquiring by force; the act of overcoming or subduing opposition by force, whether physical or moral; subjection; subjugation; victory.

Definition of Conquest

1. Noun. Victory gained through combat; the subjugation of an enemy. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively by extenstion) An act or instance of overcoming an obstacle. ¹

3. Noun. (colloquial figruratively) A person with whom one has had sex. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Conquest

1. the act of conquering [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Conquest

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conrod
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conrotary
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Literary usage of Conquest

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1. A Short History of the English People by John Richard Green (1907)
"The conquest of Kent is the only one of which we have any record from the side ... The English conquerors have left brief jottings of the conquest of Kent, ..."

2. The history of Rome by Theodor Mommsen, Joseph Anton F. Wilhelm Ihne, William Purdie Dickson (1871)
"Later still, when, after the conquest of Macedonia and Greece, the wealth of the East flowed towards Italy, and when the Roman nobility had degenerated into ..."

3. The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (1899)
"But the conquest cf Europe was dearly purchased by the sacrifice of Asia: Constantinople was deprived of the obedience and revenue of the provinces beyond ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Ernest Alfred Benians, Sir Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero (1902)
"CHAPTER III THE OTTOMAN conquest IN the middle of the fourteenth century two powers ... If the conquest had resembled in character the old Persian conquest, ..."

5. The Cambridge History of English Literature by Adolphus William Ward, Alfred Rayney Waller (1907)
"CHAPTER VIII THE NORMAN conquest THE Norman conquest of England, from a literary point of view, did not begin on the autumn day that saw Harold's levies ..."

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