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conquest

[ kon-kwest, kong- ]SEE DEFINITION OF conquest
  • noundefeat, victory
  • nounenchantment; person enchanted

Synonyms for conquest

  • annexation
  • invasion
  • occupation
  • rout
  • subjugation
  • takeover
  • acquisition
  • appropriation
  • conquering
  • coup
  • discomfiture
  • killing
  • overthrow
  • score
  • splash
  • subjection
  • success
  • triumph
  • win
  • big win
  • clean sweep
  • defeating
  • grand slam
  • routing
  • subdual
  • vanquishment
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Antonyms for conquest

  • surrender
  • failure
  • forfeit
  • loss
  • yielding
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONQUEST

Every body saw, he was pleased to say, that I had made a conquest.

When he opened the box, the first book which he picked up was The Conquest of Fear.

To the conquest of fear this splendid universalism is another essential.

After all, the conquest of fear is largely a question of vitality.

It was he who had planned the conquest of Corsica, and annexed it to France.

This event completed the conquest of Boabdil over his own irresolution.

You may not know it—though I suppose you do—but you made a conquest last night.

Merry had joked about him, and had once spoken of it to her sister as a conquest.

So those were the purposes to which the conquest had been put!

The renunciation, the conquest of sex—it is this that must be gained.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., a merged word from Old French conquest "acquisition" (Modern French conquêt), and Old French conqueste "conquest, acquisition" (Modern French conquête), both from past participle of conquerre, from Vulgar Latin *conquaerere (see conquer).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CONQUEST

achievement

nounsomething completed successfully; goal reached

defeat

nounoverthrow, beating
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