invade-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: Attack, encroach upon a space (as if) by military force

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] INVADE NP2[location]

This new colleague invades my territory.
The neighbors invade your privacy.
Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939.
An army of insurance adjusters invaded San Francisco for the weekend.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: Attack
PropBank: invade.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 2

Sense Number 2: penetrate or assult as if living in/on a host

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[theme] INVADE NP2[location]
NOTE: In this sense the invasion is not a conscious action. Location may be abstract.

The Kutzu plant invaded much of the South.
The cancer had invaded her lungs.
Mold invaded the bathroom.
Every year, the waters of the Yangtze River invade inland.
Frustration has invaded the team's spirit.

VerbNet: NP
FrameNet: Attack
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 3, 4