Thesaurus

raid

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of raid

  1. 1 a sudden attack on and entrance into hostile territory repeated Viking raids wore down the defenses of the seaside village Synonyms of raid descent, foray, incursion, inroad, invasion, irruption Words Related to raid pillage, plunder; aggression, assault, coup de main, offense (or offence), offensive, onset, onslaught, rush, siege, storm, strike; charge, sally, sortie; ambuscade, ambush, surprise (also surprize), trap; air raid, blitz, blitzkrieg, bombardment; counteraggression, counterassault, counterattack, counteroffensive, counterstrike

  2. 2 the act or action of setting upon with force or violence an early morning raid by Federal agents took the smugglers in their hideout by surprise Synonyms of raid aggression, assault, attempt, blitz, blitzkrieg, charge, coup de main, descent, offense (or offence), offensive, onset, onslaught, attack, rush, strikeWords Related to raid ambuscade, ambush; counteraggression, counterassault, counterattack, counteroffensive, counterstrike; sally, sortie; envelopment, flanking; breakthrough, foray, incursion, invasion; pillage, ravage, sack; air raid, bombardment, bombing; siege, storm; barrage, cannonade, fusillade, hail, salvo, volley; whammyNear Antonyms of raid defense, defensive, guard, shield; opposition, resistance; protection, security, shelter


raid

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of raid

  1. 1 to enter for conquest or plunder a fox has been raiding the chicken coop, and now we're down to eight hens Synonyms of raid foray (into), overrun, invadeWords Related to raid despoil, loot, maraud, pillage, plunder, ransack, ravage, sack, strip; conquer, crush, dominate, overcome, overpower, overwhelm, subdue, subject, subjugate, vanquish; assail, assault, attack, beset, charge, rush, storm, strike; battle, clash (with), combat, fight, war (with); encroach, harass, infringe, trespass; beleaguer, besiege, blockade, invest; garrison, occupyNear Antonyms of raid defend, guard, protect, safeguard, shield, ward; defy, oppose, repel, resist, withstand; capitulate (to), cede (to), submit (to), succumb (to), surrender (to), yield (to)

  2. 2 to take sudden, violent action against the enemy tribe raided the village just before dawn, taking everyone by surprise Synonyms of raid assail, assault, beset, bushwhack, charge, descend (on or upon), go in (on), jump (on), pounce (on or upon), attack, rush, set on, sic (also sick), storm, strike, trash, turn (on)Words Related to raid bum-rush, gang up (on), mob, swarm; mug, rob; ambuscade, ambush, surprise (also surprize), waylay; blitz, bomb, bombard, nuke; barrage, cannon, cannonade; bang away (at), batter, buffet, plaster; beleaguer, besiege, press; harry, loot, pillage, plunder, ravage, sack; foray, invade, overrun; envelop, flankNear Antonyms of raid cover, defend, guard, protect, secure, shield



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