Translation of invade in Spanish:

invade

Pronunciation: /ɪnˈveɪd/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [Military/Militar] invadir
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    • 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.
    1.2 (overrun) [room/environment] invadir to invade sb's privacy invadir or vulnerar la intimidad de algn
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    • 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.
    1.3 [Biology/Biología] [Medicine/Medicina] invadir
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    • 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.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.