What is another word for incursion?

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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  1. Bret Baier:

    No incursion into Ukraine is acceptable. What should we be doing about it right now? Well, first we ought to be sending anti-tank weapons to the Ukrainians, helping them learn how to use them, and ground-to-air missiles to go after the helicopters that might be a part, obviously of any Russian incursion, as well as being ready to levy a level of sanctions the Russians have never experienced before.

  2. Lee Zeldin:

    It happened again. We all remember the ‘minor incursion’ greenlighting that the White House had to immediately try to clean up before Putin decided to invade Ukraine in thefirst place.

  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. Jim Jeffrey:

    The Turkish incursion into northeast Syria is a tragedy, it was long standing Jim Jeffrey government policy in two Administrations to keep that from happening and Hardened ISIS prisoners were clearly not successful, iSIS is pitching this as a victory for them.

  5. President Biden:

    It's one thing if it's a minor incursion and we end up having to fight about what to do and not do, et cetera.

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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