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.
  2. (transitive) To enter by force in order to conquer.
    Argentinian troops invaded the Falkland Islands in 1982.
    • 1944 July 26 [1944 July 25], “Yank Forces Join on Shore Of Apra Harbor”, in The Washington Post[1], number 24,877, →ISSN, →OCLC, page 1, column 7:
      After shaking off a pre-dawn counterattack on Tinian Monday, the American forces that invaded that island Sunday broadened and deepened their hold. Heavy casualties were inflicted on the Japanese in breaking up the attack and five enemy tanks destroyed.
    • 2012 April 26, Tasha Robinson, “Film: Reviews: The Pirates! Band Of Misfits”, in The Onion AV Club[2]:
      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.
    • 2022 November 30, Paul Bigland, “Destination Oban: a Sunday in Scotland”, in RAIL, number 971, page 75:
      And this year, some of the granite facades have a new addition - the blue and yellow of the flag of Ukraine. It's hardly surprising to see the Scots, a nation more attuned to independence than some, showing solidarity with a country brutally invaded by Russia.
  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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Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

invade

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

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /inˈva.de/
  • Rhymes: -ade
  • Hyphenation: in‧và‧de

Verb[edit]

invade

  1. third-person singular present indicative of invadere

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

invāde

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of invādō

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

invade

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

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /imˈbade/ [ĩmˈba.ð̞e]
  • Rhymes: -ade
  • Syllabification: in‧va‧de

Verb[edit]

invade

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