Synonyms for invade

Synonyms for (verb) invade

Synonyms: invade, occupy

Definition: march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation

Usage: Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939

Similar words: assail, attack

Definition: launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with

Usage: Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II; Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week


Synonyms: invade

Definition: penetrate or assault, in a harmful or injurious way

Usage: The cancer had invaded her lungs

Similar words: interpenetrate, permeate

Definition: penetrate mutually or be interlocked

Usage: The territories of two married people interpenetrate a lot


Synonyms: obtrude upon, intrude on, invade, encroach upon

Definition: to intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate

Usage: This new colleague invades my territory; The neighbors intrude on your privacy

Similar words: move into, get in, get into, go in, go into, enter, come in

Definition: to come or go into

Usage: the boat entered an area of shallow marshes


Synonyms: infest, invade, overrun

Definition: occupy in large numbers or live on a host

Usage: the Kudzu plant infests much of the South and is spreading to the North

Similar words: inhabit

Definition: be present in

Usage: sweet memories inhabit this house