march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation
"Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"
intrude on, invade, obtrude upon, encroach upon(verb)
to intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate
"This new colleague invades my territory"; "The neighbors intrude on your privacy"
invade, overrun, infest(verb)
occupy in large numbers or live on a host
"the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North"
penetrate or assault, in a harmful or injurious way
"The cancer had invaded her lungs"
To move into.
Under some circumstances police are allowed to invade a person's privacy.
To enter by force in order to conquer.
Argentinian troops invaded the Falkland Islands in 1982.
To infest or overrun.
The picnic was invaded by ants.
Origin: From in-, "in", "into", + vādō, "I go", "I rush".
to go into or upon; to pass within the confines of; to enter; -- used of forcible or rude ingress
to enter with hostile intentions; to enter with a view to conquest or plunder; to make an irruption into; to attack; as, the Romans invaded Great Britain
to attack; to infringe; to encroach on; to violate; as, the king invaded the rights of the people
to grow or spread over; to affect injuriously and progressively; as, gangrene invades healthy tissue
to make an invasion
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
in-vād′, v.t. to enter a country as an enemy: to attack: to encroach upon: to violate: to seize or fall upon.—ns. Invad′er; Invā′sion, the act of invading: an attack: an incursion: an attack on the rights of another: an encroachment: a violation.—adj. Invā′sive, making invasion: aggressive: infringing another's rights. [Fr.,—L. invadĕre, invasum—in, in, vadĕre, to go.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'invade' in Verbs Frequency: #1102
The numerical value of invade in Chaldean Numerology is: 4
The numerical value of invade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of invade in a Sentence
I've never seen a Westerner invade her space like that.
The most important thing is that marketing does not invade our daily space.
When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country.
We went into the ports to invade Midway Island, we were going to fight to the bitter end.
The affluence of the rich excites the indignation of the poor, who are often both driven by want, and prompted by envy, to invade his possessions.
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Translations for invade
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- envairCatalan, Valencian
- krænke, invadere, oversvømmeDanish
- eindringen, verletzen, überfallen, einmarschierenGerman
- tunkeutua, hyökätäFinnish
- 襲う, 侵略, 侵害Japanese
- infestar, invadirPortuguese
- вторгнуться, оккупировать, вторгаться, нападать, напастьRussian
- istila etmekTurkish
- xâm chiếm, xâm lượcVietnamese
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