[kon-kwest, kong-]
the act or state of conquering or the state of being conquered; vanquishment.
the winning of favor, affection, love, etc.: the conquest of Antony by Cleopatra.
a person whose favor, affection, etc., has been won: He's another one of her conquests.
anything acquired by conquering, as a nation, a territory, or spoils.
the Conquest, Norman Conquest.

1275–1325; Middle English conqueste < Anglo-French, Old French < Vulgar Latin *conquēsta (for Latin conquīsīta, feminine past participle of conquīrere). See con-, quest

postconquest, adjective
reconquest, noun
self-conquest, noun

1. subjugation, defeat, mastery. See victory. 2. seduction, enchantment.

1. surrender. Unabridged
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conquest (ˈkɒnkwɛst, ˈkɒŋ-)
1.  the act or an instance of conquering or the state of having been conquered; victory
2.  a person, thing, etc, that has been conquered or won
3.  the act or art of gaining a person's compliance, love, etc, by seduction or force of personality
4.  a person, whose compliance, love, etc, has been won over by seduction or force of personality
[C13: from Old French conqueste, from Vulgar Latin conquēsta (unattested), from Latin conquīsīta, feminine past participle of conquīrere to seek out, procure; see conquer]

Conquest (ˈkɒnkwɛst, ˈkɒŋ-)
1.  the Conquest See Norman Conquest
2.  (Canadian) the Conquest the conquest by the United Kingdom of French North America, ending in 1763

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c.1300, a merged word from O.Fr. conquest "acquisition" (Mod.Fr. conquêt), and O.Fr. conqueste "conquest, acquisition" (Mod.Fr. conquête), both from pp. of conquerre, from V.L. *conquærere (see conquer).
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