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in·vade

 (ĭn-vād′)
v. in·vad·ed, in·vad·ing, in·vades
v.tr.
1. To enter by force in order to conquer or pillage: The Romans invaded Britain.
2. To enter as if by invading; overrun or crowd: Each weekend, skiers invade the mountain town.
3. To enter and proliferate in bodily tissue, as a pathogen: Bacteria have invaded the lungs.
4. To encroach or intrude on; violate: invade someone's privacy.
v.intr.
To make an invasion: The cancer had invaded deeply into his liver.

[Middle English, from Old French invader, from Latin invādere : in-, in; see in-2 + vādere, to go.]

in·vad′er n.

invade

(ɪnˈveɪd)
vb
1. (Military) to enter (a country, territory, etc) by military force
2. (tr) to occupy in large numbers; overrun; infest
3. (tr) to trespass or encroach upon (privacy, etc)
4. (tr) to enter and spread throughout, esp harmfully; pervade
5. (Botany) (of plants, esp weeds) to become established in (a place to which they are not native)
[C15: from Latin invādere, from vādere to go]
inˈvadable adj
inˈvader n

in•vade

(ɪnˈveɪd)

v. -vad•ed, -vad•ing. v.t.
1. to enter forcefully as an enemy; go into with hostile intent.
2. to enter as if to take possession: to invade a neighbor's home.
3. to enter and affect injuriously or destructively: viruses that invade the bloodstream.
4. to intrude upon: to invade someone's privacy.
5. to encroach or infringe upon: to invade the rights of citizens.
6. to penetrate; spread into or over: City dwellers invaded the suburbs.
v.i.
7. to make an invasion.
[1485–95; < Latin invādere=in- in-2 + vādere to advance, go]
in•vad′er, n.

invade


Past participle: invaded
Gerund: invading

Imperative
invade
invade
Present
I invade
you invade
he/she/it invades
we invade
you invade
they invade
Preterite
I invaded
you invaded
he/she/it invaded
we invaded
you invaded
they invaded
Present Continuous
I am invading
you are invading
he/she/it is invading
we are invading
you are invading
they are invading
Present Perfect
I have invaded
you have invaded
he/she/it has invaded
we have invaded
you have invaded
they have invaded
Past Continuous
I was invading
you were invading
he/she/it was invading
we were invading
you were invading
they were invading
Past Perfect
I had invaded
you had invaded
he/she/it had invaded
we had invaded
you had invaded
they had invaded
Future
I will invade
you will invade
he/she/it will invade
we will invade
you will invade
they will invade
Future Perfect
I will have invaded
you will have invaded
he/she/it will have invaded
we will have invaded
you will have invaded
they will have invaded
Future Continuous
I will be invading
you will be invading
he/she/it will be invading
we will be invading
you will be invading
they will be invading
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been invading
you have been invading
he/she/it has been invading
we have been invading
you have been invading
they have been invading
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been invading
you will have been invading
he/she/it will have been invading
we will have been invading
you will have been invading
they will have been invading
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been invading
you had been invading
he/she/it had been invading
we had been invading
you had been invading
they had been invading
Conditional
I would invade
you would invade
he/she/it would invade
we would invade
you would invade
they would invade
Past Conditional
I would have invaded
you would have invaded
he/she/it would have invaded
we would have invaded
you would have invaded
they would have invaded
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.invade - march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"
attack, assail - launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with; "Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II"; "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"
infest, overrun - invade in great numbers; "the roaches infested our kitchen"
2.invade - to intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate; "This new colleague invades my territory"; "The neighbors intrude on your privacy"
come in, enter, get in, go in, go into, move into, get into - to come or go into; "the boat entered an area of shallow marshes"
foray into, raid - enter someone else's territory and take spoils; "The pirates raided the coastal villages regularly"
3.invade - occupy in large numbers or live on a hostinvade - occupy in large numbers or live on a host; "the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North"
inhabit - be present in; "sweet memories inhabit this house"
4.invade - penetrate or assault, in a harmful or injurious way; "The cancer had invaded her lungs"
interpenetrate, permeate - penetrate mutually or be interlocked; "The territories of two married people interpenetrate a lot"

invade

verb
1. attack, storm, assault, capture, occupy, seize, raid, overwhelm, violate, conquer, overrun, annex, march into, assail, descend upon, infringe on, burst in on, make inroads on In 1944 the allies invaded the Italian mainland.
2. infest, swarm, overrun, flood, infect, ravage, beset, pervade, permeate, overspread Every so often the kitchen would be invaded by ants.
3. intrude on, disturb, interrupt, violate, disrupt, encroach on, trespass on, infringe on, burst in on, obtrude on I don't want to invade your privacy, but this is my job.
4. penetrate, enter, probe, pervade, permeate She felt that he had invaded her whole subconscious.

invade

verb
To enter so as to attack, plunder, destroy, or conquer:
Translations
napadnout
invaderekrænkeoversvømme
hyökätähyökätä maahantunkeutua
napasti
ráîast inn í
侵略する
침략하다
invazijaįsiveržėlisužpuolikas
iebruktiekarotokupēt
napasti
invadera
บุกรุก
işgal etmekistilâ etmek
xâm lược

invade

[ɪnˈveɪd] VT (Mil) → invadir; [+ privacy] → invadir; [+ sb's rights] → usurpar

invade

[ɪnˈveɪd] vt
[enemy] [+ country] → envahir
[+ pitch] → envahir
The fans invaded the pitch → Les supporters envahirent le terrain.
(fig) [crowds, pests] [+ town, house] → envahir
Every so often the kitchen would be invaded by ants → À intervalles réguliers, la cuisine était envahie par les fourmis.

invade

vt (Mil) → einmarschieren in (+acc); (fig)überfallen, heimsuchen; privacyeindringen in (+acc), → stören; (Med) cell etcbefallen

invade

[ɪnˈveɪd] vt (Mil) (gen) (fig) → invadere; (privacy, sb's rights) → violare

invade

(inˈveid) verb
(of an enemy) to enter (a country etc) with an army. Britain was twice invaded by the Romans.
inˈvader noun
a person, or (sometimes in singular with the) an armed force etc, that invades. Our armies fought bravely against the invader(s).
inˈvasion (-ʒən) noun

invade

يَغْزُو napadnout invadere eindringen εισβάλλω invadir hyökätä maahan envahir napasti invadere 侵略する 침략하다 binnenvallen invadere najechać invadir вторгаться invadera บุกรุก işgal etmek xâm lược 入侵

invade

v. invadir, penetrar; atacar.

invade

vt invadir
References in classic literature ?
Though refusing, from conscientious scruples, to bear arms against land invaders, yet himself had illimitably invaded the Atlantic and Pacific; and though a sworn foe to human bloodshed, yet had he in his straight-bodied coat, spilled tuns upon tuns of leviathan gore.
After tea, we sat at the window - on the look-out, as I imagined, from my aunt's sharp expression of face, for more invaders - until dusk, when Janet set candles, and a backgammon-board, on the table, and pulled down the blinds.
I desired the secretary to present my humble duty to the emperor; and to let him know, "that I thought it would not become me, who was a foreigner, to interfere with parties; but I was ready, with the hazard of my life, to defend his person and state against all invaders.
The inhabitants of the Atlantic frontier are all of them deeply interested in this provision for naval protection, and if they have hitherto been suffered to sleep quietly in their beds; if their property has remained safe against the predatory spirit of licentious adventurers; if their maritime towns have not yet been compelled to ransom themselves from the terrors of a conflagration, by yielding to the exactions of daring and sudden invaders, these instances of good fortune are not to be ascribed to the capacity of the existing government for the protection of those from whom it claims allegiance, but to causes that are fugitive and fallacious.
Why, there is hardly a foot of soil in all this region that has not been enriched by the blood of men, patriots or invaders.
But I did not consider these points at the time, and so my reasoning was dead against the chances of the invaders.
The yeomanry had risen upon the invaders and driven them back.
Should this blow be successful, the spirit and strength of the invaders would be broken, and the Nez Perces, having horses, would be more than a match for them.
On some flimsy pretext or other Mowanna, the king of Nukuheva, whom the invaders by extravagant presents cajoled over to their interests, and move about like a mere puppet, has been set up as the rightful sovereign of the entire island--the alleged ruler by prescription of various clans, who for ages perhaps have treated with each other as separate nations.
The suddenness of the movement, and the unexpected display of strength on the part of Natty, created a momentary astonishment in his invaders, that silenced all noises; but at the next instant Billy Kirby gave vent to his mirth in peals of laughter, that he seemed to heave up from his very soul.
An important addition has been made during the last week to the list of the prizes which have been borne away by these charming invaders.
In the fourth place are propagatores or propugnatores imperii; such as in honorable wars enlarge their territories, or make noble defence against invaders.