What does invade mean?

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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

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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. Representative Rob Bishop of Utah:

    This surreptitious land grab reveals that the Obama administration will stop at nothing to lock up more and more land, with the stroke of a pen. I condemn this shameful power move which makes states and citizens fearful that the federal government can invade at any time to seize more lands like bandits in the night.

  2. Sergio Pena Martinez:

    The most important thing is that marketing does not invade our daily space.

  3. Ken Falk:

    We are extremely pleased that Indiana's attempt to violate women's basic rights has been thwarted, 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Tammam Salam:

    We are still in talks for the helicopters to be delivered at the beginning of the program rather than at the end, so that we can use missiles as soon as possible against the jihadis in the mountains, daesh (Islamic State) is present in the region of Arsal, on the Lebanese-Syrian border. If it manages to invade Lebanon, it will impose its extremism everywhere.

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