What does the word invade mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Niccol√≤ 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 by 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 by Alice Caldwell Hegan