What does invade mean?

Definitions for invade
ɪnˈveɪdin·vade

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word invade.

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.

  2. invade(Verb)

    To enter by force in order to conquer.

    Argentinian troops invaded the Falkland Islands in 1982.

  3. invade(Verb)

    To infest or overrun.

    The picnic was invaded by ants.

  4. Origin: 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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How to say invade in sign language?

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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. Philippe Reines:

    I've never seen a Westerner invade her space like that.

  2. Sergio Pena Martinez:

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

  3. Elayne Boosler:

    When women are depressed they either eat or go shopping. Men invade another country.

  4. Edward Hammond:

    We went into the ports to invade Midway Island, we were going to fight to the bitter end.

  5. 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.

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