Part of speech: noun

The act of conquering; the thing conquered.

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Usage examples "conquest":

  1. Lorraine became French in 1552, more than three centuries before the war of 1870. Lorraine became French not after a war and as the result of a conquest, but according to a treaty signed by all the Protestant Princes of Germany, in which we find the following sentence, which is really worthy of meditation: " We find just that the King of France, as promptly as possible, takes possession of the towns of Toul, Metz, and Verdun, where the German language has never been used." - "Fighting France", Stephane Lauzanne.
  2. This makes him somewhat late in life to set about the conquest of an empire. - "History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas", Prescott, William Hickling.
  3. I too may try, and if this arm can wing The feather'd arrow through the destined ring, Then if no happier night the conquest boast, I shall not sorrow for a mother lost; But, bless'd in her, possess those arms alone, Heir of my father's strength, as well as throne. - "The Odyssey of Homer", Homer, translated by Alexander Pope.