V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. a brief venture outside a person's or organization's usual range of competence or activities; 2. a sudden raid or attack by military forces, often to take forage or plunder

Synonyms: venture, entry, infiltration, invasion, raid, depredation, trespass, penetration, incursion

Antonyms: retreat, exit

Tips: A foray is a journey into unknown territory. Use foray as a sophisticated way of discussing outside explorations in your personal or business life, to reveal intellectual curiosity and interests. You could ask someone if she or he wanted to take a foray with you into a new activity. Generally, it is an initial attempt at something, as in "a model's foray into acting."

Usage Examples:

Did your foray into activism broaden your environmental awareness? (incursion, venture, entry)

My foray into acting as an extra on several television shows revealed to me the extremely tedious nature of show business. (incursion, venture, entry)

My internship provided me with a brief foray into the world of advertising. (incursion, venture, entry)

My summer job working for an attorney provided my with a foray into law and I quickly learned that I did not want to be a lawyer. (incursion, entry)

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