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[in-veyd] /ɪnˈveɪd/

verb (used with object), invaded, invading.
to enter forcefully as an enemy; go into with hostile intent:
Germany invaded Poland in 1939.
to enter like an enemy:
Locusts invaded the fields.
to enter as if to take possession:
to invade a neighbor’s home.
to enter and affect injuriously or destructively, as disease:
viruses that invade the bloodstream.
to intrude upon:
to invade the privacy of a family.
to encroach or infringe upon:
to invade the rights of citizens.
to permeate:
The smell of baking invades the house.
to penetrate; spread into or over:
The population boom has caused city dwellers to invade the suburbs.
verb (used without object), invaded, invading.
to make an :
troops awaiting the signal to invade.
to enter (a country, territory, etc) by military force
(transitive) to occupy in large numbers; overrun; infest
(transitive) to trespass or encroach upon (privacy, etc)
(transitive) to enter and spread throughout, esp harmfully; pervade
(of plants, esp weeds) to become established in (a place to which they are not native)

1540s, agent noun from invade.

late 15c., from Middle French invader “to invade,” and directly from Latin invadere “to go into, enter upon; assail, assault, attack” (see invasion). Related: invaded; invading.


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