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.

    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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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. Steve Biegun:

    President Trump is ready to end this war. It is over. It is done, we are not going to invade North Korea. We are not seeking to topple the North Korean regime.

  2. 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.

  3. Roger Hanshaw:

    We have allowed national level politics to become a cancer on our state, to become a cancer on our legislature, to invade our chamber in a way that frankly makes me ashamed.

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

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