conquest - definition and synonyms


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  1. 1
    [singular/uncountable] the process of taking control of land or people during a war

    the Spanish conquest of Peru

    1. a.
      [countable] the land or people that a more powerful army or government has taken control of during a war

      territories that were among Hitler’s conquests of 1940

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process of gaining control of something through great effort

    our strategy for the conquest of foreign markets

    the conquest of Mount Everest

  3. 3
    [countable] often humorous someone you have persuaded to have sex with you