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Definition of Conquest


  1. The act or process of conquering, or acquiring by force; the act of overcoming or subduing opposition by force, whether physical or moral; subjection; subjugation; victory.
  2. That which is conquered; possession gained by force, physical or moral.
  3. The acquiring of property by other means than by inheritance; acquisition.
  4. The act of gaining or regaining by successful struggle; as, the conquest of liberty or peace.

Conquest Quotations

A peace is of the nature of a conquest; for then both parties nobly are subdued, and neither party loser.
William Shakespeare

The success of the suffrage movement would injure women spiritually and intellectually, for they would be assuming a burden though they knew themselves unable to bear it. It is the sediment, not the wave, of a sex. It is the antithesis of that highest and sweetest mystery - conviction by submission, and conquest by sacrifice.
John Boyle O'Reilly

The Western day is indeed nearing when the inner science of self-control will be found as necessary as the outer conquest of nature. This new Atomic Age will see men's minds sobered and broadened by the now scientifically indisputable truth that matter is in reality a concentrate of energy.
Paramahansa Yogananda

To be a human being means to possess a feeling of inferiority which constantly presses towards its own conquest. The greater the feeling of inferiority that has been experienced, the more powerful is the urge for conquest and the more violent the emotional agitation.
Alfred Adler

Childbirth is more admirable than conquest, more amazing than self-defense, and as courageous as either one.
Gloria Steinem
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Conquest Translations

conquest in German is Eroberung
conquest in Italian is conquista
conquest in Spanish is conquista
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