conquest

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1) N-UNCOUNT: also N in pl, oft N of n Conquest is the act of conquering a country or group of people.

He had led the conquest of southern Poland in 1939...

After the Norman Conquest the forest became a royal hunting preserve...

Jerusalem has seen endless conquests and occupations.

2) N-COUNT: usu pl Conquests are lands that have been conquered in war.

He had realized that Britain could not have peace unless she returned at least some of her former conquests.

3) N-COUNT: usu poss N If someone makes a conquest, they succeed in attracting and usually sleeping with another person. You usually use conquest when you want to indicate that this relationship is not important to the person concerned.

Despite his conquests, he remains lonely and isolated.

...men who boast about their sexual conquests to all their friends.

4) N-COUNT: oft poss N You can refer to the person that someone has succeeded in attracting as their conquest.

Pushkin was a womaniser whose conquests included everyone from prostitutes to princesses.

5) N-SING: usu the N of n The conquest of something such as a problem is success in ending it or dealing with it.

The conquest of inflation has been the Government's overriding economic priority for nearly 15 years.

...the conquest of cancer.

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