Synonyms of raid in English:

raid


See definition of raid

noun

1‘the raid on Dieppe’

SYNONYMS

surprise attack, hit-and-run raid, tip-and-run raid, assault, descent, blitz, incursion, foray, sortie

sally, inroad, onslaught, onrush, storming, charge, thrust, offensive, invasion

blitzkrieg

razzia

2‘clothing worth £40,000 has been stolen in a raid on a shop in Bond Street’

SYNONYMS

robbery, burglary, hold-up, break-in

mugging, robbing, pillaging, looting, plunder, plundering, ransacking, sack, sacking, marauding

informal snatch, smash-and-grab

British informal blag

North American informal heist, stick-up

3‘police discovered stolen ammunition during a raid on the flat’

SYNONYMS

swoop, surprise search

North American informal bust, takedown


verb

1‘the aim was to raid shipping in Benghazi harbour’

SYNONYMS

attack, make a raid on, assault, set upon, descend on, swoop on, harass, harry, blitz, make inroads on, assail, storm, rush, charge

2‘they live as outlaws, raiding villages and towns for food and clothing’

SYNONYMS

plunder, steal from, pillage, loot, rifle, maraud, strip, ransack, sack

literary despoil

archaic reave, spoil

rare depredate, spoliate, forage

3‘they had raided the electrical store next door’

SYNONYMS

rob, steal from, hold up, break into, make a raid on

North American informal stick up

4‘homes and offices in Merseyside were raided by police’

SYNONYMS

search, make a search of, swoop on, make a raid on

North American informal bust