- 1[singular, uncountable] the act of taking control of a country, city, etc., by force the Norman Conquest (= of England in 1066)
- 2[countable] an area of land taken by force the Spanish conquests in South America
- 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[uncountable] the act of gaining control over something that is difficult or dangerous the conquest of inflation