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Plunder vs. Raid — What's the Difference?

Plunder vs. Raid — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Plunder and Raid

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Plunder

To rob of goods by force, especially in time of war; pillage
Plunder a village.

Raid

A surprise attack by a small armed force.

Plunder

To seize wrongfully or by force; steal
Plundered the supplies.

Raid

A sudden forcible entry into a place by police
A raid on a gambling den.

Plunder

To take booty; rob.
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Raid

An entrance into another's territory for the purpose of seizing goods or valuables.

Plunder

The act or practice of plundering.

Raid

A predatory operation mounted against a competitor, especially an attempt to lure away the personnel or membership of a competing organization.

Plunder

Property stolen by fraud or force; booty.

Raid

An attempt to seize control of a company, as by acquiring a majority of its stock.

Plunder

(transitive) To pillage, take or destroy all the goods of, by force (as in war); to raid, sack.
The mercenaries plundered the small town.
The shopkeeper was plundered of his possessions by the burglar.

Raid

An attempt by speculators to drive stock prices down by coordinated selling.

Plunder

(transitive) To take (goods) by pillage.
The mercenaries plundered all the goods they found.

Raid

To make a raid on.

Plunder

(intransitive) To take by force or wrongfully; to commit robbery or looting, to raid.
“Now to plunder, mateys!” screamed a buccaneer, to cries of “Arrgh!” and “Aye!” all around.

Raid

To conduct a raid or participate in one.

Plunder

(transitive) To make extensive (over)use of, as if by plundering; to use or use up wrongfully.
The miners plundered the jungle for its diamonds till it became a muddy waste.

Raid

(military) A quick hostile or predatory incursion or invasion in a battle.

Plunder

(transitive) To take unexpectedly.

Raid

An attack or invasion for the purpose of making arrests, seizing property, or plundering.
A police raid of a narcotics factory
A raid of contractors on the public treasury

Plunder

An instance of plundering.

Raid

(sports) An attacking movement.

Plunder

The loot attained by plundering.
The Hessian kept his choicest plunder in a sack that never left his person, for fear that his comrades would steal it.

Raid

(Internet) An activity initiated at or towards the end of a live broadcast by the broadcaster that sends its viewers to a different broadcast, primarily intended to boost the viewership of the receiving broadcaster. This is frequently accompanied by a message in the form of a hashtag that is posted in the broadcast's chat by the viewers.

Plunder

Baggage; luggage.

Raid

(online gaming) A large group in a massively multiplayer online game, consisting of multiple parties who team up to defeat a powerful enemy.

Plunder

To take the goods of by force, or without right; to pillage; to spoil; to sack; to strip; to rob; as, to plunder travelers.
Nebuchadnezzar plunders the temple of God.

Raid

(transitive) To engage in a raid against.
The police raided the gambling den.
The soldiers raided the village and burned it down.
A group of mobsters raided an art museum and stole a bunch of paintings.

Plunder

To take by pillage; to appropriate forcibly; as, the enemy plundered all the goods they found.

Raid

(transitive) To lure from another; to entice away from.

Plunder

The act of plundering or pillaging; robbery. See Syn. of Pillage.
Inroads and plunders of the Saracens.

Raid

(transitive) To indulge oneself by taking from.
I raided the fridge for snacks.

Plunder

That which is taken by open force from an enemy; pillage; spoil; booty; also, that which is taken by theft or fraud.

Raid

A hostile or predatory incursion; an inroad or incursion of mounted men; a sudden and rapid invasion by a cavalry force; a foray.
Marauding chief! his sole delightThe moonlight raid, the morning fight.
There are permanent conquests, temporary occupations, and occasional raids.

Plunder

Personal property and effects; baggage or luggage.

Raid

An attack or invasion for the purpose of making arrests, seizing property, or plundering; as, a raid of the police upon a gambling house; a raid of contractors on the public treasury.

Plunder

Goods or money obtained illegally

Raid

To make a raid upon or into; as, two regiments raided the border counties.

Plunder

Take illegally; of intellectual property;
This writer plundered from famous authors

Raid

A sudden short attack

Plunder

Plunder (a town) after capture;
The barbarians sacked Rome

Raid

An attempt by speculators to defraud investors

Plunder

Steal goods; take as spoils;
During the earthquake people looted the stores that were deserted by their owners

Raid

Search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on;
The police raided the crack house

Plunder

Destroy and strip of its possession;
The soldiers raped the beautiful country

Raid

Enter someone else's territory and take spoils;
The pirates raided the coastal villages regularly

Raid

Take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock;
T. Boone Pickens raided many large companies

Raid

Search for something needed or desired;
Our babysitter raided our refrigerator

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