- (transitive) To move into.
- Under some circumstances police are allowed to invade a person's privacy.
- (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.
- 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.
- (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
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to move into
to enter by force in order to conquer
to infest or overrun
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