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in·vade

invade

 
 
pronunciation:
ihn veId
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part of speech: verb
inflections: invades, invading, invaded
definition 1: to enter as an enemy, by force, in order to conquer or plunder.
The German army invaded Poland in 1939.
synonyms:
assault, raid, storm, strike
similar words:
attack, overrun, overwhelm
definition 2: to disturb or break into without being asked or wanted; intrude on; violate.
He invaded her privacy by walking into the room without knocking.
synonyms:
intrude on
similar words:
breach, disturb, trespass upon, violate
derivations: invadable (adj.), invader (n.)
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