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 for Invade
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Invade \In*vade"\, v. i.
     To make an invasion. --Brougham.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Invade \In*vade"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Invaded; p. pr. & vb.
     n. Invading.] [L. invadere, invasum; pref. in- in + vadere
     to go, akin to E. wade: cf. OF. invader, F. envahir. See
     Wade.]
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     1. To go into or upon; to pass within the confines of; to
        enter; -- used of forcible or rude ingress. [Obs.]
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              Which becomes a body, and doth then invade
              The state of life, out of the grisly shade.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     2. To enter with hostile intentions; to enter with a view to
        conquest or plunder; to make an irruption into; to attack;
        as, the Romans invaded Great Britain.
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              Such an enemy
              Is risen to invade us.                --Milton.
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     3. To attack; to infringe; to encroach on; to violate; as,
        the king invaded the rights of the people.
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     4. To grow or spread over; to affect injuriously and
        progressively; as, gangrene invades healthy tissue.
  
     Syn: To attack; assail; encroach upon. See Attack.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  invade
      v 1: march aggressively into another's territory by military
           force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; "Hitler
           invaded Poland on September 1, 1939" [syn: invade,
           occupy]
      2: to intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate; "This new
         colleague invades my territory"; "The neighbors intrude on
         your privacy" [syn: intrude on, invade, obtrude upon,
         encroach upon]
      3: occupy in large numbers or live on a host; "the Kudzu plant
         infests much of the South and is spreading to the North"
         [syn: invade, overrun, infest]
      4: penetrate or assault, in a harmful or injurious way; "The
         cancer had invaded her lungs"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  91 Moby Thesaurus words for "invade":
     adopt, advance upon, appropriate, arrogate, assume, barge in,
     beset, board, break bounds, break in, break in upon, burst in,
     butt in, charge in, come between, crash, crash in, crash the gates,
     crawl with, creep in, creep with, crowd in, cut in, edge in,
     elbow in, encroach, entrench, escalade, foist in, foray,
     go too far, horn in, impinge, impose, impose on, impose upon,
     infest, infiltrate, infringe, inroad, insinuate, interfere,
     interlope, interpose, intervene, intrude, inundate, irrupt,
     know no bounds, make a raid, make an inroad, obtrude, overrun,
     overspread, overstep, overstep the bounds, overswarm, overwhelm,
     plague, play God, press in, pretend to, push in, put on, put upon,
     raid, ravage, rush in, scale, scale the walls, seize, slink in,
     slip in, smash in, sneak in, squeeze in, steal in, storm, storm in,
     swarm, swarm with, take by storm, take over, throng in, thrust in,
     transgress, trench, trespass, usurp, work in, worm in
  
  

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