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Synonyms for invade
ɪnˈveɪd

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. invade, occupy(verb)

    march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation

    "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"

    Synonyms:
    lodge in, occupy, encroach upon, engross, obtrude upon, intrude on, busy, worry, absorb, engage, reside, concern, overrun, fill, infest, interest, take, use up

  2. intrude on, invade, obtrude upon, encroach upon(verb)

    to intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate

    "This new colleague invades my territory"; "The neighbors intrude on your privacy"

    Synonyms:
    overrun, encroach upon, intrude on, obtrude upon, infest, occupy

  3. invade, overrun, infest(verb)

    occupy in large numbers or live on a host

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

    Synonyms:
    well over, encroach upon, intrude on, overrun, run over, brim over, obtrude upon, occupy, overflow, infest

  4. invade(verb)

    penetrate or assault, in a harmful or injurious way

    "The cancer had invaded her lungs"

    Synonyms:
    overrun, encroach upon, intrude on, obtrude upon, infest, occupy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. invade(v)

    To attack is to begin hostilities of any kind. A general invades a country by marching in troops; he attacks a city by drawing up an army against it; he assaults it by hurling his troops directly upon its defenses. Assail and assault, tho of the same original etymology, have diverged in meaning, so that assault alone retains the meaning of direct personal violence. One may assail another with reproaches; he assaults him with a blow, a brandished weapon, etc. Armies or squadrons charge; combat and encounter may be said of individual contests. To beset is to set around, or, so to speak, to stud one's path, with menaces, attacks, or persuasions. To besiege and beleaguer are the acts of armies. To encounter is to meet face to face, and may be said either of the attacking or of the resisting force or person, or of both.

    Synonyms:
    assail, assault, attack, attack, beleaguer, beset, besiege, charge, combat, encounter, fall upon, set upon, storm

    Antonyms:
    aid, befriend, cover, defend, protect, resist, shelter, shield, support, sustain, uphold, withstand

    Preposition:
    We were attacked by the enemy with cannon and musketry.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. invade

    Synonyms:
    attack, assault, encroach, occupy, assail, violate, encroach upon, intrude upon, infringe upon, trench upon

    Antonyms:
    vacate, abandon, evacuate, relinquish

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. invade(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    attack, assail, assault

  2. invade(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    infringe, violate, encroach upon, trench upon

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. invade(v)

    Synonyms:
    infringe, encroach, trespass, intrench, trench

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    invades, invasion, devastate, encroach, aggression

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How to use invade in a sentence?

  1. Rand Paul:

    I plan on continuing to be a big thorn in the side of big government who wants to invade your privacy, and I'm going to do everything I can to try to stop it.

  2. Tony Shelton:

    Diamondback is a serious problem for farmers in New York State and around the world – anywhere cruciferous vegetables and field crops are grown, these moths invade and attack the crops, and they are developing resistance to insecticides, so we urgently need new tools to better control them.

  3. Harry Reid:

    I'm sorry, I cannot hold back a smile, there are a lot of good reasons for this deal. But the best is that Cheney's against it. I mean, think about this: The architect of the worst foreign policy decision in the history of America - to invade Iraq. Look what it has done. Why would anyone with any degree of intelligence agree with him?

  4. Ken Falk:

    This law attempted to do exactly what Supreme Court precedent said could not be done : invade a woman's privacy rights by preventing her from deciding whether to obtain a pre-viability abortion.

  5. Tammam Salam:

    We are still in talks for the helicopters to be delivered at the beginning of the program rather than at the end, so that we can use missiles as soon as possible against the jihadis in the mountains, daesh (Islamic State) is present in the region of Arsal, on the Lebanese-Syrian border. If it manages to invade Lebanon, it will impose its extremism everywhere.


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