con·quest (kŏnkwĕst′, kŏng-)
1. The act or process of conquering: the Spanish conquest of Mexico; the conquest of an infectious disease; the conquest of shyness.
2. Something, such as territory, acquired by conquering.
a. A person or group whose affection or admiration has been gained: The pianist made a conquest of every audience on the tour.
b. A person who has been seduced by another.
[Middle English, from Old French, from Vulgar Latin *conquaesīta, feminine past participle of *conquaerere, to conquer; see CONQUER.]
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