invade

Part of speech: verb

To enter with a hostile armed force; encroach upon.

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Usage examples "invade":

  1. These Potentates took two things principally to their care; the one, that no forreiner should invade Italy; the other that no one of them should inlarge their State. - "Machiavelli, Volume I The Art of War; and The Prince", Niccolò Machiavelli.
  2. In the exercise of this right, American judges have always inclined to be very conservative in allowing the legislature to invade the province of economic freedom. - "A History of Trade Unionism in the United States", Selig Perlman.
  3. Redding attempted to invade the citadel with an orange as a flag of truce, but his overtures were ineffectual, and he was compelled to retreat under fire. - "Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage Patch", Alice Caldwell Hegan.