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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Invade  \In*vade"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Invaded};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Invading}.]  [L.  invadere,  invasum  pref.  in-  in  +  vadere 
  to  go  akin  to  E.  wade:  cf  OF  invader,  F.  envahir  See 
  {Wade}.] 
  1.  To  go  into  or  upon  to  pass  within  the  confines  of  to 
  enter  --  used  of  forcible  or  rude  ingress.  [Obs.] 
 
  Which  becomes  a  body,  and  doth  then  invade  The  state 
  of  life,  out  of  the  grisly  shade.  --Spenser. 
 
  2.  To  enter  with  hostile  intentions;  to  enter  with  a  view  to 
  conquest  or  plunder;  to  make  an  irruption  into  to  attack; 
  as  the  Romans  invaded  Great  Britain. 
 
  Such  an  enemy  Is  risen  to  invade  us  --Milton. 
 
  3.  To  attack;  to  infringe;  to  encroach  on  to  violate;  as 
  the  king  invaded  the  rights  of  the  people. 
 
  4.  To  grow  or  spread  over  to  affect  injuriously  and 
  progressively;  as  gangrene  invades  healthy  tissue. 
 
  Syn:  To  attack;  assail;  encroach  upon  See  {Attack}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Invade  \In*vade"\,  v.  i. 
  To  make  an  invasion.  --Brougham. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  invade 
  v  1:  march  aggressively  into  another's  territory  [syn:  {occupy}] 
  2:  to  intrude  upon  infringe,  encroach  on  violate  :  "This  does 
  not  allow  the  mystery  to  invade  us."  [syn:  {intrude  on},  {obtrude 
  upon},  {encroach  upon}] 




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