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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.


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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