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“Raid” or “Rayed”


raid / rayed are similar-sounding terms with different meanings (referred to as homophones). To better understand the differences, see below for definitions, pronunciation guides, and example sentences using each term. 👇


raid: (noun) an attempt by speculators to defraud investors. (verb) search without warning, make a sudden surprise attack on. (verb) take over (a company) by buying a controlling interest of its stock. (verb) search for something needed or desired.

rayed: (verb) emit as rays.


raid: r·EY·d

rayed: r·EY·d


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Examples in Context

Examples of “raid”

  • "Legends of Today" where they raid an A.R.G.U.S.
  • Carmel, Texas in the 1993 raid.
  • films such as Corregidor, They Raid By Night, A Yank in
  • took part in an English raid along the St. Johns River
  • Dell uses the name PowerEdge RAID Controller (PERC) for proprietary versions
  • PowerEdge RAID Controller
  • day, a large Japanese air raid struck the Allied fleet off
  • 70–8 win, Miller "launched countless raid on the Kumuls' line" and
  • In 1942 raid, Hungarian occupational authorities killed numerous
  • Basco took part in the raid on Clark Air Base the

Examples of “rayed”

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