conquest

conquest
con|quest [ˈkɔŋkwest US ˈka:ŋ-] n
[Date: 1200-1300; : Old French; Origin: Latin conquisitus, past participle of conquirere; CONQUER]
1.) [singular, U]
the act of getting control of a country by fighting
the Norman Conquest (=the conquest of England by the Normans)
conquest of
the Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire
2.)
land that is won in a war
French conquests in Asia
3.)
someone that you have persuaded to love you or to have sex with you - often used humorously
He boasts about his many conquests.
4.) when you gain control of or deal successfully with something that is difficult or dangerous
conquest of
the conquest of space

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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