invade definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To enter by power to conquer or pillage.
    • To encroach or intrude on; violate: "The Main regarding the trusts couldn't be invaded without trustee approval” ( Barbara Goldsmith).
    • To overrun as though by invading; infest: "About 1917 the shipworm invaded the harbor of San Francisco” ( Rachel Carson).
    • To enter and permeate, especially harmfully.
    • going into or upon; to pass inside the confines of; to enter; -- used of forcible or rude ingress.
    • To enter with dangerous objectives; to enter with a view to conquest or plunder; to create an irruption into; to strike.
    • To attack; to infringe; to encroach on; to break.
    • to develop or spread-over; to influence injuriously and increasingly.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To make an invasion: "The X-rays showed that the cancer, which had invaded deeply into the chest cavity, was retreating” ( Zach Rosen).
    • to create an invasion.
  • verb:
    • To move into.
    • To enter by force to conquer.
    • To infest or overrun.
    • penetrate or attack, in a harmful or damaging means
    • to intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate
    • march aggressively into another's territory by army power when it comes to purposes of conquest and career
    • occupy in large numbers or go on a bunch
  • others:
    • . To go into or upon; enter.
    • To enter or penetrate into as an enemy; go or pass into or higher with hostile intent, like in a military incursion.
    • ergo ahead into or upon like by a hostile incursion; make an attack upon.
    • To intrude upon; infringe; encroach on; violate: as, to invade the privacy of a household.

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