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Invade


INVA'DE, verb transitive [Latin invado; in and vado, to go.]

1. To enter a country, as an army with hostile intentions; to enter as an enemy, with a view to conquest or plunder; to attack. The French armies invaded Holland in 1795. They invaded Russia and perished.

2. To attack; to assail; to assault.

There shall be seditions among men and invading one another. 2 Esdras.

3. To attack; to infringe; to encroach on; to violate. The king invaded the rights and privileges of the people, and the people invaded the prerogatives of the king.

4. To go into; a Latinism. [Not used.]

5. To fall on; to attack; to seize; as a disease.