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invade

[ in-veyd ]
/ 瑟n藞ve瑟d /
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verb (used with object), in路vad路ed, in路vad路ing.
verb (used without object), in路vad路ed, in路vad路ing.
to make an invasion: troops awaiting the signal to invade.
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Origin of invade

1485鈥95; <Latin inv膩dere, equivalent to in-in-2 + v膩dere to go; see wade

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British Dictionary definitions for invade

invade
/ (瑟n藞ve瑟d) /

verb
to enter (a country, territory, etc) by military force
(tr) to occupy in large numbers; overrun; infest
(tr) to trespass or encroach upon (privacy, etc)
(tr) to enter and spread throughout, esp harmfully; pervade
(of plants, esp weeds) to become established in (a place to which they are not native)

Derived forms of invade

invadable, adjectiveinvader, noun

Word Origin for invade

C15: from Latin inv膩dere, from v膩dere to go
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