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, stickup

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