The Spanish conquest of Mexico; the conquest of an infectious disease; the conquest of shyness.
An example of a conquest is an army taking over a town in a war.
An example of a conquest is a man getting to sleep with a beautiful woman.
- The conquering of England by the Normans under William the Conqueror in 1066.
Idioms and Phrasal Verbs
Origin of conquest
- Middle English from Old French from Vulgar Latin conquaesīta feminine past participle of conquaerere to conquer conquer
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition