invade

  • 1 invade — in·vade vt in·vad·ed, in·vad·ing 1: to encroach upon: infringe invading a constitutional right 2: to make payments out of (a fund from which payments are not ordinarily made) authorized the trustee to invade the principal for educationa …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Invade — In*vade , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Invaded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Invading}.] [L. invadere, invasum; pref. in in + vadere to go, akin to E. wade: cf. OF. invader, F. envahir. See {Wade}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To go into or upon; to pass within the confines… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 invade — (v.) late 15c., from M.Fr. invader to invade, and directly from L. invadere to go into, enter upon; assail, assault, attack (see INVASION (Cf. invasion)). Related: invaded; invading …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 invade — [in vād′] vt. invaded, invading [ME invaden < L invadere < in , in + vadere, to come, go: see WADE] 1. to enter forcibly or hostilely; come into as an enemy 2. to crowd into; throng [tourists invading the beaches] 3. to intrude upon;… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 Invade — In*vade , v. i. To make an invasion. Brougham. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 invade — encroach, *trespass, entrench, infringe Analogous words: intrude, obtrude, butt in, interlope: *enter, penetrate, pierce, probe: *permeate, pervade, impenetrate, interpenetrate …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 invade — [v] attack and encroach access, assail, assault, breach, burglarize, burst in, crash, descend upon, entrench, fall on, foray, go in, infect, infest, infringe, inroad, interfere, loot, make inroads*, maraud, meddle, muscle in*, occupy, overrun,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 invade — ► VERB 1) enter (a country) as or with an army so as to subjugate or occupy it. 2) enter in large numbers, especially intrusively. 3) (of a parasite or disease) attack and spread into (an organism or bodily part). 4) encroach on: his privacy was… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 invade — invadable, adj. invader, n. /in vayd /, v., invaded, invading. v.t. 1. to enter forcefully as an enemy; go into with hostile intent: Germany invaded Poland in 1939. 2. to enter like an enemy: Locusts invaded the fields. 3. to enter as if to take… …

    Universalium

  • 10 invade */ — UK [ɪnˈveɪd] / US verb Word forms invade : present tense I/you/we/they invade he/she/it invades present participle invading past tense invaded past participle invaded 1) [intransitive/transitive] to take or send an army into another country in… …

    English dictionary

  • 11 invade — in•vade [[t]ɪnˈveɪd[/t]] v. vad•ed, vad•ing 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[/ex] 3) to enter and affect injuriously or destructively: viruses that… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 12 invade — in|vade [ ın veıd ] verb * 1. ) intransitive or transitive to take or send an army into another country in order to get control of it: The island was invaded during the war. They received information that the Americans were preparing to invade. 2 …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 13 invade — [[t]ɪnve͟ɪd[/t]] invades, invading, invaded 1) VERB To invade a country means to enter it by force with an army. [V n] In autumn 1944 the allies invaded the Italian mainland at Anzio and Salerno... [V ing] When the Romans and later the Normans… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 invade — verb 1 (I, T) to enter a country, town, or area using military force, in order to take control of it: Hitler invaded Poland in 1939. 2 (T) to go into a place in large numbers, especially when you are not wanted: Every summer the town is invaded… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 invade — [c]/ɪnˈveɪd / (say in vayd) verb (invaded, invading) –verb (t) 1. to enter as an enemy; go into with hostile intent: Caesar invaded Britain. 2. to enter like an enemy: locusts invaded the fields. 3. (of a disease, etc.) to enter, as to cause… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 invade — verb Invade is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑alien, ↑army, ↑troops Invade is used with these nouns as the object: ↑country, ↑dream, ↑mind, ↑neighbour, ↑pitch, ↑privacy, ↑territory, ↑ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 17 invade — in|vade [ınˈveıd] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: invadere, from vadere to go ] 1.) [I and T] to enter a country, town, or area using military force, in order to take control of it ▪ The Romans invaded Britain 2000 years ago. 2.) [T] to go… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 invade — transitive verb (invaded; invading) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin invadere, from in + vadere to go more at wade Date: 15th century 1. to enter for conquest or plunder 2. to encroach upon ; infringe 3. a. to spread over or into as if… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 invade — verb a) To move into. Under some circumstances police are allowed to invade a persons privacy. b) To enter by force in order to conquer. Argentinian troops invaded the Falkland Islands in 1982. See Also …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 invade — in·vade in vād vt, in·vad·ed; in·vad·ing 1) to enter and spread within either normally (as in development) or abnormally (as in infection) often with harmful effects <protect the body from invading viruses> <branches of a nerve invade… …

    Medical dictionary