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Synonyms for incursion
ɪnˈkɜr ʒən, -ʃənin·cur·sion

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  1. incursionnoun

    attack, movement

  2. incursionnoun

    An aggressive movement into somewhere; an invasion.

    movement, attack

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. incursionnoun

    An attack may be by word; an aggression is always by deed. An assault may be upon the person, an aggression is upon rights, possessions, etc. An invasion of a nation's territories is an act of aggression; an intrusion upon a neighboring estate is a trespass. Onslaught signifies intensely violent assault, as by an army or a desperado, tho it is sometimes used of violent speech.

    aggression, assault, attack, attack, encroachment, infringement, intrusion, invasion, onset, onslaught, trespass

    defense, repulsion, resistance, retreat, submission, surrender

    The enemy made an attack upon (or on) our works.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. incursion

    invasion, encroachment, inroad, irruption, foray, raid, dragonnade, sally

    encampment, settlement, abode, retreat

Princeton's WordNet

  1. incursionnoun

    the act of entering some territory or domain (often in large numbers)

    "the incursion of television into the American living room"


  2. penetration, incursionnoun

    an attack that penetrates into enemy territory

    penetration, insight

  3. incursionnoun

    the mistake of incurring liability or blame


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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. incursionnoun

    inroad, irruption, forray, raid, descent, partial invasion

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "incursion":

    foray, raid, invasion, penetration, rolled, raiding, storming, sweep, attack, penetrated

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How to use incursion in a sentence?

  1. Hidalgo Azuaje:

    We do not want a foreign government [ to ] invade our country, if we need an incursion, it has to be by Venezuelan soldiers who really want to free Venezuela.

  2. John McCain:

    For God's sake, can't we help these people defend themselves? This is not an incursion. This is an invasion.

  3. Warren Strobel:

    It's a tough fight. We said a year ago that we expected this fight to expel ISIL from Iraq to be a fight that takes years, with an 's'. Years, iSIL has lost well over 25 percent of the territory that they held at the height of their incursion into Iraq. We have destroyed thousands of pieces of equipment.

  4. State John Kerry:

    The line they are trying to draw now would prohibit any kind of incursion of Aleppo, it will not allow Aleppo to fall, if Assad does not adhere to this, there will clearly be repercussions, and one of them may be the total destruction of the ceasefire and then go back to war. I don't think Russia wants that.

  5. British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond:

    We must not forget that this was an incursion into the sovereign territory of Ukraine, Russia annexed Crimea illegally in international law, of course, reforms and steps are needed on the Ukrainian side as well. But we should never equate the two. Russia is the aggressor in this conflict.

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Translations for incursion

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  • توغلArabic
  • Einfall, EindringenGerman
  • incursiónSpanish
  • tunkeutuminenFinnish
  • invasion, incursionFrench
  • արշավանք, ներխուժում, ասպատակություն, հարձակումArmenian
  • вторже́ние, наше́ствие, набе́гRussian
  • вто́ргненняUkrainian

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