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English verb: invade

1. invade (competition) march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation


SamplesHitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939.


Synonymsoccupy


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)assail, attack


Narrower (hyponym)infest, overrun

2. invade (motion) to intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate


SamplesThis new colleague invades my territory.
The neighbors intrude on your privacy.


Synonymsencroach upon, intrude on, obtrude upon


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)come in, enter, get in, get into, go in, go into, move into


Narrower (hyponym)foray into, raid

3. invade (stative) occupy in large numbers or live on a host


SamplesThe Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North.


Synonymsinfest, overrun


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)inhabit

4. invade (contact) penetrate or assault, in a harmful or injurious way


SamplesThe cancer had invaded her lungs.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)interpenetrate, permeate









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