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Meaning of INVADE

Pronunciation:  in'veyd

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"
  2. [v]  penetrate or assault, in a harmful or injurious way; "The cancer had invaded her lungs"
  3. [v]  to intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate; "This new colleague invades my territory"; "The neighbors intrude on your privacy"
  4. [v]  occupy in large numbers or live on a host; "cockroaches invaded my kitchen"; "Ants overran the picnic table"; "the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North"
 

INVADE is a 6 letter word that starts with I.

 

 Synonyms: encroach upon, infest, intrude on, obtrude upon, occupy, overrun
 
 See Also: assail, attack, come in, enter, foray into, get in, get into, go in, go into, infest, inhabit, interpenetrate, move into, occupy, overrun, permeate, raid

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \In*vade"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Invaded}; p. pr. & vb.
    n. {Invading}.] [L. invadere, invasum; pref. in- in + vadere
    to go, akin to E. wade: cf. OF. invader, F. envahir. See
    {Wade}.]
    1. To go into or upon; to pass within the confines of; to
       enter; -- used of forcible or rude ingress. [Obs.]
    
             Which becomes a body, and doth then invade The state
             of life, out of the grisly shade.     --Spenser.
    
    2. 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.
    
             Such an enemy Is risen to invade us.  --Milton.
    
    3. To attack; to infringe; to encroach on; to violate; as,
       the king invaded the rights of the people.
    
    4. To grow or spread over; to affect injuriously and
       progressively; as, gangrene invades healthy tissue.
    
    Syn: To attack; assail; encroach upon. See {Attack}.
    
    
  2. \In*vade"\, v. i.
    To make an invasion. --Brougham.
    
    
 
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