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invade

in·vade

invade

 
pronunciation:
ihn veId
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: invaded, invades, invading
definition 1: to enter as an enemy, by force, in order to conquer or plunder.
The Mongols invaded Europe in the thirteenth century.
synonyms:
assault, foray, raid, storm, strike
similar words:
attack, overrun, overwhelm
definition 2: to intrude, encroach, or infringe upon; disturb or violate.
The noisy newcomers have invaded our once peaceful neighborhood.By reading that letter, you have invaded my privacy.
synonyms:
encroach upon, entrench upon, infringe upon, intrude on
similar words:
breach, disturb, trespass upon, violate
definition 3: to overrun, overspread, or penetrate, esp. harmfully.
Mosquitos have invaded the camp.
synonyms:
descend upon, infest, overrun, overwhelm, swarm
similar words:
engulf, flood, overspread, penetrate, permeate, pervade, swamp
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to enter a place as an invader or invaders.
Soon after the enemy invaded, the central government fell.
synonyms:
attack, intrude
similar words:
aggress, trespass
derivations: invadable (adj.), invader (n.)
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The word invade contains the following part:
vad, vas Latin root that means to go
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