What does invade mean?

Definitions for invade
ɪnˈveɪdin·vade

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. invade, occupy(verb)

    march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation

    "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"

  2. 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"

  3. 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"

  4. invade(verb)

    penetrate or assault, in a harmful or injurious way

    "The cancer had invaded her lungs"

Wiktionary

  1. invade(Verb)

    To move into.

    Under some circumstances police are allowed to invade a person's privacy.

    Etymology: From in-, "in", "into", + vādō, "I go", "I rush".

  2. invade(Verb)

    To enter by force in order to conquer.

    Argentinian troops invaded the Falkland Islands in 1982.

    Etymology: From in-, "in", "into", + vādō, "I go", "I rush".

  3. invade(Verb)

    To infest or overrun.

    The picnic was invaded by ants.

    Etymology: From in-, "in", "into", + vādō, "I go", "I rush".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Invade(verb)

    to go into or upon; to pass within the confines of; to enter; -- used of forcible or rude ingress

  2. Invade(verb)

    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

  3. Invade(verb)

    to attack; to infringe; to encroach on; to violate; as, the king invaded the rights of the people

  4. Invade(verb)

    to grow or spread over; to affect injuriously and progressively; as, gangrene invades healthy tissue

  5. Invade(verb)

    to make an invasion

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Invade

    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, invasumin, in, vadĕre, to go.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'invade' in Verbs Frequency: #1102

How to pronounce invade?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of invade in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of invade in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of invade in a Sentence

  1. Harry Reid:

    I'm sorry, I cannot hold back a smile, there are a lot of good reasons for this deal. But the best is that Cheney's against it. I mean, think about this: The architect of the worst foreign policy decision in the history of America - to invade Iraq. Look what it has done. Why would anyone with any degree of intelligence agree with him?

  2. Adam Smith:

    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.

  3. Butler:

    Authority intoxicates, And makes mere sots of magistrates; The fumes of it invade the brain, And make men giddy, proud, and vain; By this the fool commands the wise, The noble with the base complies, The sot assumes the rule of wit, And cowards make the base submit.

  4. Ken Falk:

    This law attempted to do exactly what Supreme Court precedent said could not be done : invade a woman's privacy rights by preventing her from deciding whether to obtain a pre-viability abortion.

  5. Hidalgo Azuaje:

    We do not want a foreign government [ to ] invade our country, if we need an incursion, it has to be by Venezuelan soldiers who really want to free Venezuela.

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