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Definition 1: march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation - [verb of competition]

Samples where invade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939

Synonyms for invade in the sense of this definition

(invade is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of invade ) invade in great numbers

"the roaches infested our kitchen"

Definition 2: penetrate or assault, in a harmful or injurious way - [verb of contact]

Samples where invade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The cancer had invaded her lungs

(invade is a kind of ...) penetrate mutually or be interlocked

"The territories of two married people interpenetrate a lot"

Definition 3: to intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate - [verb of motion]

Samples where invade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This new colleague invades my territory
  • The neighbors intrude on your privacy

Synonyms for invade in the sense of this definition

(invade is a kind of ...) to come or go into

"the boat entered an area of shallow marshes"

(... is a kind of invade ) enter someone else's territory and take spoils

"The pirates raided the coastal villages regularly"

Definition 4: occupy in large numbers or live on a host - [verb of stative]

Samples where invade or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North

Synonyms for invade in the sense of this definition

(invade is a kind of ...) be present in

"sweet memories inhabit this house"

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