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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 ?
Then, if the sea invades us," said Magdalen, "we must all run for refuge to you.
 The electric light invades the dunnest deep of Hades.
Why, yes, he said, and there is no harm; were it not that little by little this spirit of licence, finding a home, imperceptibly penetrates into manners and customs; whence, issuing with greater force, it invades contracts between man and man, and from contracts goes on to laws and constitutions, in utter recklessness, ending at last, Socrates, by an overthrow of all rights, private as well as public.
A commended stranger is expected and announced, and an uneasiness betwixt pleasure and pain invades all the hearts of a household.
After the severest repri- mand, he did not tremble and look at the floor but instead looked steadily at her, causing uneasy doubts to invade her mind.
As in decapitating the whale, the operator's instrument is brought close to the spot where an entrance is subsequently forced into the spermaceti magazine; he has, therefore, to be uncommonly heedful, lest a careless, untimely stroke should invade the sanctuary and wastingly let out its invaluable contents.
In the mean time, Marmaduke and his daughter were closeted for more than an hour, nor shall we invade the sanctuary of parental love, by relating the conversation.
If you plant where savages are, do not only entertain them, with trifles and gingles, but use them justly and graciously, with sufficient guard nevertheless; and do not win their favor, by helping them to invade their enemies, but for their defence it is not amiss; and send oft of them, over to the country that plants, that they may see a better condition than their own, and commend it when they return.
He will also do well, if he has some regard to the neighbouring states, if he intends that his community should maintain any political intercourse with them, for it is not only necessary that they should understand that practice of war which is adapted to their own country, but to others also; for admitting that any one chooses not this life either in public or private, yet there is not the less occasion for their being formidable to their enemies, not only when they invade their country, but also when they retire out of it.
With regard to others, indeed, these orders had not been always very scrupulously kept; but as the disposition of the gentleman with whom the partridges had taken sanctuary was well known, the gamekeeper had never yet attempted to invade his territories.
Like a good general who was about to invade the enemy's territory he was seeking to guard every point against possible failure.
A virus is a nonliving particle that invades and reproduces inside a living cell.