[ in-veyd ]
/ ɪnˈveɪd /
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verb (used with object), in·vad·ed, in·vad·ing.

verb (used without object), in·vad·ed, in·vad·ing.

to make an invasion: troops awaiting the signal to invade.



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Origin of invade

1485–95; <Latin invādere, equivalent to in-in-2 + vādere to go; see wade
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British Dictionary definitions for invade

/ (ɪnˈveɪd) /


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)
invadable, adjectiveinvader, noun
C15: from Latin invādere, from vādere to go
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