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Definition of conquest noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[singular, uncountable] the act of taking control of a country, city, etc., by force the Norman Conquest (= of England in 1066)
  2. 2[countable] an area of land taken by force the Spanish conquests in South America
  3. 3[countable] (usually humorous) a person that someone has persuaded to love them or to have sex with them I'm just one of his many conquests. I think you've made a conquest.
  4. 4[uncountable] the act of gaining control over something that is difficult or dangerous the conquest of inflation
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