- (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.
- (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:
- 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.
- (transitive) To infest or overrun.
- The picnic was invaded by ants.
- To attack; to infringe; to encroach on; to violate.
- The king invaded the rights of the people.
- To make an unwelcome or uninvited visit or appearance, usually with an intent to cause trouble or some other unpleasant situation.
- (move into): evade
to move into
to enter by force in order to conquer
to infest or overrun
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