Synonyms for Sortie:

n.

mission, campaign, incursion, pitched battle, struggle, skirmish. push, trial run, go, chase, try, effort, stand, attempt. bayonet, counterattack, detonate, bomb out, bombard, blitz, carpet bomb, carve up, bomb. cruise, circuit, flight, expedition, drive, exploration, excursion, day trip, commute, crossing. act (noun)
sally.
attack (noun)
foray, thrust, charge, furor, attack, invasion, spasm, siege, fight, raid, barrage, outbreak, storm, battle, aggression, violence, war, offense, tirade, strike, riot, combat, bloodshed, assault, onslaught, fury, warfare, bombardment, frenzy.
battle (noun)
campaign, onslaught, struggle, attack, combat, encounter, warfare, bloodshed, barrage, war, skirmish.
charge (noun)
outbreak, blitz, push.
foray (noun)
encounter.
outbreak (noun)
spasm, fury, storm.
raid (noun)
foray, incursion.
revenge (noun)
fight.
sally (noun)
excursion.
sortie (noun)
offense, sally, mission, charge, strike, invasion, raid, assault.

Other synonyms:

purpose
mission.
Other relevant words:
drive, incursion, push, blitz, encounter, expedition, skirmish, counterattack, campaign, sally, mission.

Usage examples for sortie

  1. " We will tear the fortress first to fragments with our teeth and nails," was the reply; and it was resolved that a sortie should be made against Lammen at daybreak, when Boisot attacked it on the other side. – By Pike and Dyke: A Tale of the Rise of the Dutch Republic by G.A. Henty
  2. Now and then a sortie took place, but, as the results attained were very small, and were not, on the whole, creditable to our arms, perhaps the less said about them the better. – Jess by H. Rider Haggard
  3. He was like a general who excelled in a brilliant sortie but who had not the dogged persistence necessary to a long- sustained battle, and at the critical points he was constantly losing his self- poise. – Memories of a Musical Life by William Mason