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Synonyms for invade
ɪnˈveɪdin·vade

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. invadeverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. invade, occupyverb

    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 uponverb

    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, infestverb

    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. invadeverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. invadeverb

    Synonyms:
    attack, assail, assault

  2. invadeverb

    Synonyms:
    infringe, violate, encroach upon, trench upon

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. invadeverb

    Synonyms:
    infringe, encroach, trespass, intrench, trench

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "invade":

    invades, invasion, devastate, encroach, aggression

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How to use invade in a sentence?

  1. Joyce Beatty:

    To watch yesterday Russia invade a maternity ward and watch what happened with those babies is painful.

  2. Hidalgo Azuaje:

    We do not want a foreign government [ to ] invade our country, if we need an incursion, it has to be by Venezuelan soldiers who really want to free Venezuela.

  3. Thomas F. Bayard:

    Religious liberty is the chief cornerstone of the American system of government, and provisions for its security are embedded in the written charter and interwoven in the moral fabric of its laws. Anything that tends to invade a right so essential and sacred must be carefully guarded against, and I am satisfied that my countrymen, ever mindful of the suffering and sacrifices necessary to obtain it, will never consent to its impairment for any reason or under any pretext whatsoever.

  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. 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.


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    A synonym for "subterranean"
    • A. overt
    • B. ulterior
    • C. overhead
    • D. surface

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