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Definition 1: a sudden short attack - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for raid in the sense of this definition

(raid is a kind of ...) an attack that penetrates into enemy territory

(... is a kind of raid ) an attack by armed planes on a surface target

(... is a kind of raid ) a very rapid raid

Definition 2: an attempt by speculators to defraud investors - [noun denoting act]

(raid is a kind of ...) the fraudulent appropriation of funds or property entrusted to your care but actually owned by someone else

Definition 3: search for something needed or desired - [verb of contact]

Samples where raid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Our babysitter raided our refrigerator

(raid is a kind of ...) subject to a search

"The police searched the suspect" "We searched the whole house for the missing keys"

Definition 4: enter someone else's territory and take spoils - [verb of motion]

Samples where raid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The pirates raided the coastal villages regularly

Synonyms for raid in the sense of this definition

(raid is a kind of ...) to intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate

"This new colleague invades my territory" "The neighbors intrude on your privacy"

(... is a kind of raid ) raid and rove in search of booty

"marauding rebels overran the countryside"

Definition 5: take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock - [verb of possession]

Samples where raid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • T. Boone Pickens raided many large companies

(raid is a kind of ...) seize and take control without authority and possibly with force; take as one's right or possession

"He assumed to himself the right to fill all positions in the town" "he usurped my rights" "She seized control of the throne after her husband died"

Samples where raid or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The police raided the crack house

Synonyms for raid in the sense of this definition

(raid is a kind of ...) launch an attack or assault on; begin hostilities or start warfare with

"Hitler attacked Poland on September 1, 1939 and started World War II" "Serbian forces assailed Bosnian towns all week"

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