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Definition of invade:

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


besiege, engross, engage, set upon, brim over, beleaguer, lodge in, foray, take, reside, well over, meddle, encounter, overflow, busy, fall upon, obtrude upon, run over, intrude on, concern, encroach upon, absorb, use up, infest, overrun, enter, penetrate, beset, worry, occupy, fill, interest.

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