invadein‧vade /ɪnˈveɪd/ ●●○ verb 🔊 🔊 1[intransitive, transitive]PM to enter a country, town, or area using militaryforce, in order to take control of it 🔊 The Romans invaded Britain 2,000 years ago.► see thesaurus at attack2[transitive]ENTER to go into a place in large numbers, especially when you are not wanted 🔊 Every summer, the town is invaded by tourists. 🔊 Fans invaded the pitch at half time.3[transitive]INTERFERE to get involved in something in an unwanted and annoying way 🔊 What right does he have to invade my privacy? 🔊 Patients are given the feeling that they mustn’t try to invade medical territory (=try to deal with things that are not their responsibility). →invasion→ See Verb table
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invade• Enemy forces were almost certainly preparing to invade.• Sicily was invaded by the Normans, and later by the Saracens.• In his latest film, super-intelligent aliensinvadeEarth and try to take over.• A virus has invaded most of their computers.• Hitler invaded Poland in 1939.