HyperDic: invade

English > 4 senses of the word invade:
VERBcompetitioninvade, occupymarch aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation
motioninvade, intrude on, obtrude upon, encroach uponto intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate
stativeinvade, overrun, infestoccupy in large numbers or live on a host
contactinvadepenetrate or assault, in a harmful or injurious way
invade > pronunciation
Soundsihnvey'd
Rhymesaccolade ... wade / Wade: 90 rhymes with eyd...
English > invade: 4 senses > verb 1, competition
Meaningmarch aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"
Synonymoccupy
Narrowerinfest, overruninvade in great numbers
Broaderattack, assaillaunch an attack or assault on
Spanishinvadir, ocupar
Catalanenvair, ocupar
Adjectivesinvasiveinvolving invasion or aggressive attack
Nounsinvadersomeone who enters by force in order to conquer
invasionthe act of invading
English > invade: 4 senses > verb 2, motion
MeaningTo intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"This new colleague invades my territory"
Synonymsintrude on, obtrude upon, encroach upon
Narrowerforay into, raidEnter someone else's territory and take spoils
Broaderenter, come in, get into, get in, go into, go in, move intoTo come or go into
Spanishaparcer sin invitación, entrometerse, inmiscuirse, invadir, violar, vulnerar
Adjectivesinvasivegradually intrusive without right or permission
Nounsinvadersomeone who enters by force in order to conquer
invasionany entry into an area not previously occupied
English > invade: 4 senses > verb 3, stative
MeaningOccupy in large numbers or live on a host.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Something ----s something
Synonymsoverrun, infest
BroaderinhabitBe present in
Spanishinvadir
Catalanenvair, infestar
Nounsinvasionany entry into an area not previously occupied
English > invade: 4 senses > verb 4, contact
Meaningpenetrate or assault, in a harmful or injurious way.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"The cancer had invaded her lungs"
Broaderinterpenetrate, permeatepenetrate mutually or be interlocked
Adjectivesinvasivemarked by a tendency to spread especially into healthy tissue
Nounsinvasion(pathology) the spread of pathogenic microorganisms or malignant cells to new sites in the body

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