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Synonyms of 'invade'

(verb) 
Definition
to enter (a country or territory) by military force
In 1944 the allies invaded the Italian mainland.
Synonyms
attack
The infantry's aim was to slow attacking forces.
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storm
The refugees decided to storm the embassy.
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assault
They would be compelled to assault the capital from the south.
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capture
The army has captured a strategic city in the north.
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occupy
Alexandretta had been occupied by the French in 1918.
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seize
Troops have seized the airport and radio stations.
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raid
8th century Vikings set off to raid the coasts of Europe.
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conquer
Early in the eleventh century the whole of England was again conquered by the Vikings.
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overrun
A group of rebels overran the port.
A military group overran them and took four of them off.
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annex
Rome annexed the Nabatean kingdom in 106 AD.
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march into
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assail
He was assailed by a young man.
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descend upon
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infringe on
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burst in on
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make inroads on
(verb) 
Definition
to enter in large numbers
Every so often the kitchen would be invaded by ants.
Synonyms
infest
Crime and drugs are infesting the inner cities.
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overrun
The flower beds were overrun with weeds.
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overspread
(verb) 
Definition
to disturb (privacy, etc.)
I don't want to invade your privacy, but this is my job.
Synonyms
intrude on
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disturb
I didn't want to disturb you.
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violate
These journalists were violating her family's privacy.
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disrupt
Anti-war protests disrupted the debate.
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encroach on
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trespass on
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infringe on
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burst in on
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obtrude on
(verb) 
She felt that he had invaded her whole subconscious.
Synonyms
penetrate
A cool breeze penetrated the mosquito netting.
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enter
The icicle entered his right hand.
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pervade
the corruption that pervades every stratum of society
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permeate
The water will eventually permeate through the surrounding concrete.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of annex
Definition
to take without permission
Rome annexed the Nabatean kingdom in 106 AD.
Synonyms
in the sense of assail
Definition
to attack violently
He was assailed by a young man.
Synonyms
set about,
fall upon,
set upon,
lay into (informal),
in the sense of assault
Definition
to attack violently
They would be compelled to assault the capital from the south.
Synonyms
fall on,
strike at,
swoop on,

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