invade

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin invādō(enter, invade).

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invade ‎(third-person singular simple present invades, present participle invading, simple past and past participle invaded)

  1. (transitive) To move into.
    Under some circumstances police are allowed to invade a person's privacy.
    • Spenser
      Which becomes a body, and doth then invade / The state of life, out of the grisly shade.
  2. (transitive) To enter by force in order to conquer.
    Argentinian troops invaded the Falkland Islands in 1982.
    • 2012 April 26, Tasha Robinson, “Film: Reviews: The Pirates! Band Of Misfits :”, in The Onion AV Club[1]:
      When a typical gaffe has him invading the Beagle and trying to rob Charles Darwin (David Tennant), he learns that his beloved “parrot” Polly is actually a dodo bird.
  3. (transitive) To infest or overrun.
    The picnic was invaded by ants.
  4. To attack; to infringe; to encroach on; to violate.
    The king invaded the rights of the people.
  5. To make an unwelcome or uninvited visit or appearance, usually with an intent to cause trouble or some other unpleasant situation.

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Italian[edit]

Verb[edit]

invade

  1. third-person singular present of invadere

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

invāde

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of invādō

Portuguese[edit]

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invade

  1. third-person singular present indicative of invadir
  2. second-person singular imperative of invadir

Spanish[edit]

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invade

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of invadir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of invadir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of invadir.