How to Pronounce raids?

Correct pronunciation for the word "raids" is [ɹˈe͡ɪdz], [ɹˈe‍ɪdz], [ɹ_ˈeɪ_d_z].

"Raids" in context

Raids are a manner of military strategy. Generally, it is an attack upon an enemy in a swift, coordinated manner, usually with the purpose of overwhelming them. Historically, raids were either a military operation or a punitive one. Militarily, raids could involve small-scale attacks or even full-scale invasions and occupations conducted by a determined enemy in order to cause disruption and weaken the target. Punitive raids were organized by a ruler or government in order to punish a population or person for a perceived transgression against the power of the ruling party.

Today, raids conduct by governments involve large military or paramilitary forces.

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