- Invade is defined as to enter using force or violence, or to crowd into a place.
An example of to invade is the 1939 Defensive War when Nazi Germany entered Poland from the north, south and west.
transitive verbinvaded, invading
- to enter forcibly or hostilely; come into as an enemy
- to crowd into; throng: tourists invading the beaches
- to intrude upon; infringe; violate: to invade someone's privacy
- to enter and spread through with harmful effects: a body invaded by disease
Origin of invadeMiddle English invaden ; from Classical Latin invadere ; from in-, in + vadere, to come, go: see wade
verbin·vad·ed, in·vad·ing, in·vades
- To enter by force in order to conquer or pillage: The Romans invaded Britain.
- To enter as if by invading; overrun or crowd: Each weekend, skiers invade the mountain town.
- To enter and proliferate in bodily tissue, as a pathogen: Bacteria have invaded the lungs.
- To encroach or intrude on; violate: invade someone's privacy.
Origin of invadeMiddle English, from Old French invader, from Latin invādere : in-, in; see in–2 + vādere, to go.
(third-person singular simple present invades, present participle invading, simple past and past participle invaded)
- To move into.
- Under some circumstances police are allowed to invade a person's privacy.
- To enter by force in order to conquer.
- Argentinian troops invaded the Falkland Islands in 1982.
- 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.
From Latin invādō, invādere (“enter, invade”).