One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘the island was invaded by the Axis powers’
occupy, conquer, capture, seize, take, take over, annex, win, gain, secure
march into, overrun, overwhelm, storm, descend on, swoop on, swarm over, surge over, make inroads on
attack, assail, assault, raid, plunder, maraud
2‘I was angry that someone had invaded our privacy’
intrude on, violate, encroach on, infringe on, trespass on, obtrude on, burst in on, interrupt, disturb, disrupt
informal horn in on, muscle in on
archaic entrench on
3‘the feeling of betrayal that had invaded my being’
permeate, pervade, fill, spread over, spread through, diffuse through, imbue, perfuse, be disseminated through, flow through
assail, attack, take over
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