invade

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin invādō (enter, invade).

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Verb[edit]

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.
    • Edmund 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]

Verb[edit]

invade

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of invadir
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of invadir

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /imˈbade/, [ĩmˈbaðe]

Verb[edit]

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.