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Antonyms for bait
beɪt

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term bait.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bait, come-on, hook, lure, sweetener(noun)

    anything that serves as an enticement

    Synonyms:
    hook shot, draw, hook, sweetening, decoy, lure, sweetener, claw, crotchet, hooking, come-on, enticement

  2. bait, decoy, lure(verb)

    something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed

    Synonyms:
    hook, decoy, steerer, sweetener, lure, come-on, enticement

  3. tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, ride(verb)

    harass with persistent criticism or carping

    "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"

    Synonyms:
    sit, depend on, get at, reproof, mobilise, chide, rile, dun, cod, razz, crucify, bedevil, reprimand, lambaste, mobilize, devil, drive, badger, get to, tantalise, frustrate, annoy, chew out, beat up, gull, trounce, tease, taunt, fool, berate, chew up, rebound, lecture, drum up, nark, rag, depend upon, card, torment, ride, tease apart, dress down, irritate, tantalize, rally, befool, turn on, come up, remonstrate, hinge on, mount, pester, call up, take in, jaw, rebuke, nettle, fluff, vex, beleaguer, lambast, dupe, put on, bother, gravel, take to task, muster up, devolve on, summon, bawl out, slang, muster, call on the carpet, twit, put one across, loosen, have words, put one over, chafe, scold, call down, hinge upon, bug

  4. bait(verb)

    lure, entice, or entrap with bait

    Synonyms:
    rally, tease, ride, twit, rag, cod, taunt, tantalize, tantalise, razz

  5. bait(verb)

    attack with dogs or set dogs upon

    Synonyms:
    rally, tease, ride, twit, rag, cod, taunt, tantalize, tantalise, razz

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bait

    Antonyms:
    warning, scarecrow, dissuasive, deterrent, prohibition, intimidation, threat

    Synonyms:
    morsel, snare, decoy, enticement, allurement, inducement

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bait(n)

    Synonyms:
    lure, enticement, inducement, temptation, decoy, allurement, kibblings

How to use bait in a sentence?

  1. Thomas Jefferson:

    Do not bite at the bait of pleasure till you know there is no hook beneath it.

  2. Jon Johnson:

    We worked as a team. I was the bait, she was the bat.

  3. Mehmet Murat ildan:

    Darkness uses light as bait on its fishhook!

  4. John Boehner:

    The train was going twice the speed limit, adequate funds were there, no money’s been cut from rail safety, and it’s hard for me to imagine that people take the bait on some of the nonsense that gets spewed around here.

  5. Giancarlo Soto:

    Democratic Socialists of America argue that … the government should own or ‘ socialize ’ private businesses, this invariably leads to societies that look more like Caracas than Copenhagen. Unfortunately, many Americans are being bait-and-switched into supporting the former, thinking it’s the latter.

How to pronounce bait?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say bait in sign language?

  1. bait

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#1398warning
#3891threat
#12795prohibition
#13704bait
#24331intimidation
#28533deterrent
#32196scarecrow
#268647dissuasive

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