Synonyms of 'invade'
to enter (a country or territory) by military forceIn 1944 the allies invaded the Italian mainland.
The infantry's aim was to slow attacking forces.
The refugees decided to storm the embassy.
They would be compelled to assault the capital from the south.
The army has captured a strategic city in the north.
Alexandretta had been occupied by the French in 1918.
Troops have seized the airport and radio stations.
raid, , ,
8th century Vikings set off to raid the coasts of Europe.
Early in the eleventh century the whole of England was again conquered by the Vikings.
A group of rebels overran the port.
A military group overran them and took four of them off.
Rome annexed the Nabatean kingdom in 106 AD.
He was assailed by a young man.
burst in on,
make inroads on
to enter in large numbersEvery so often the kitchen would be invaded by ants.
to disturb (privacy, etc.)I don't want to invade your privacy, but this is my job.
She felt that he had invaded her whole subconscious.
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in the sense of annex
to take without permissionRome annexed the Nabatean kingdom in 106 AD.
in the sense of assail
to attack violentlyHe was assailed by a young man.
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