- 1(Of an armed force) enter (a country or region) so as to subjugate or occupy it: during the Second World War the island was invaded by the Axis powersMás ejemplos en oraciones
- I think that the greatest revelation of the Iraq war has been that we lack the military force to invade a smallish country with terrain that provides easy surveillance and movement.
- I am just inquiring, what was the British tradition in relation to maintaining discipline of its forces when they were invading countries like India?
- British armed forces invaded Mesopotamia, as Iraq was then known, in 1914 with promises of freedom - from the Turks.
- 1.1Enter (a place, situation, or sphere of activity) in large numbers, especially with intrusive effect: demonstrators invaded the Presidential PalaceMás ejemplos en oraciones
- Then, activists invaded the public space of lunch counters and voter registration offices simply to eat lunch and register to vote.
- The minute he said that a heavy atmosphere of silence invaded the place.
- He was someone special enough that they could let him invade their comfortable place.
- 1.2(Of a parasite or disease) spread into (an organism or bodily part): sometimes the worms invade the central nervous systemMás ejemplos en oraciones
- They are not normally present in significant quantities until a plant is invaded by disease.
- Plants are exposed to a great number of pathogenic microorganisms, but a relatively small proportion of them are able to invade plants and cause diseases.
- Now when anything invades another cell, or particularly when a parasite invades a red blood cell, they have to multiply.
- 1.3Encroach or intrude on: he felt his privacy was being invadedMás ejemplos en oraciones
- I just really felt like I'd be intruding, invading their privacy.
- The possibilities include adding extra points for financially motivated hackers, or for intruders that invade an individual's privacy.
- Yes, but to be famous is, if you like privacy, it invades your privacy and takes that away from you.
late Middle English (in the sense 'attack or assault (a person')): from Latin invadere, from in- 'into' + vadere 'go'.