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invade - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'invade' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Invade [ v. i.]
- To make an invasion.
2 . Invade [ v. t.]
- To go into or upon; to pass within the confines of; to enter; -- used of forcible or rude ingress.
- 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.
- To attack; to infringe; to encroach on; to violate; as, the king invaded the rights of the people.
- To grow or spread over; to affect injuriously and progressively; as, gangrene invades healthy tissue.

Meaning of 'invade' (Princeton's WordNet)

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