What does invade mean?

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ɪnˈveɪdin·vade

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. invade, occupyverb

    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 uponverb

    to intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate

    "This new colleague invades my territory"; "The neighbors intrude on your privacy"

  3. invade, overrun, infestverb

    occupy in large numbers or live on a host

    "the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North"

  4. invadeverb

    penetrate or assault, in a harmful or injurious way

    "The cancer had invaded her lungs"

Wiktionary

  1. invadeverb

    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. invadeverb

    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. invadeverb

    To infest or overrun.

    The picnic was invaded by ants.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Invadeverb

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

  2. Invadeverb

    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. Invadeverb

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

  4. Invadeverb

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

  5. Invadeverb

    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.]

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  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. Tammam Salam:

    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.

  2. Danielle Citron:

    The policy should also ban digital forgeries showing people doing things they never did, some deep fakes don't involve words, just actions like deep fake sex videos. They invade sexual privacy and cause profound harm.

  3. Evan Thomas:

    I worry that Nixon would have responded precipitously, and been more likely to order a military strike, nixon's language at the time was quite interventionist and hawkish. ... That makes me worry that he might have tried to invade Cuba.

  4. Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem:

    Any ground intervention on Syrian land without the agreement of the Syrian government is an act of aggression ... we regret that those (who invade) will return to their countries in coffins.

  5. 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.

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    • A. disjointed
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