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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 for "invade":

    invades, invasion, devastate, encroach, aggression

How to pronounce invade?

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How to say invade in sign language?

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How to use invade in a sentence?

  1. Richard Blumenthal:

    A financial settlement is no substitute for strict reforms that will stop Google and other tech companies from invading our privacy, i continue to be alarmed by Big Tech's policies and practices that invade children's lives.

  2. Butler:

    Authority intoxicates, And makes mere sots of magistrates; The fumes of it invade the brain, And make men giddy, proud, and vain; By this the fool commands the wise, The noble with the base complies, The sot assumes the rule of wit, And cowards make the base submit.

  3. Representative Rob Bishop of Utah:

    This surreptitious land grab reveals that the Obama administration will stop at nothing to lock up more and more land, with the stroke of a pen. I condemn this shameful power move which makes states and citizens fearful that the federal government can invade at any time to seize more lands like bandits in the night.

  4. Tammam Salam:

    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.

  5. 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.

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