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Synonyms for bait
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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

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

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

Editors Contribution

  1. elict

    Submitted by anonymous on November 1, 2020  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bait(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    put bait upon

  2. bait(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    furnish with a meal

  3. bait(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    take refreshment (on a journey)

  4. bait(n.)

    Synonyms:
    lure, decoy, allurement, enticement, temptation

  5. bait(n.)

    Synonyms:
    refreshment (on a journey)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bait(n)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bait":

    decoy, baitfish, baitullah, lure, hook, ant, beit

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How to use bait in a sentence?

  1. Loren Weisman:

    Nourish your audience with authentic content that highlights your authority instead of feeding them cheap click bait.

  2. John Dryden:

    Better shun the bait, than struggle in the snare.

  3. Dawna Langford:

    We were deliberately targeted, used as bait to lure one cartel against another.

  4. Lori Ulrich:

    It is regrettable that Ms. Williams took the president's bait and went inside the Capitol. However, based on our initial investigation and preparation for today, it is our position that the allegations surrounding the theft of Speaker Pelosi's computer came in part from a former abusive boyfriend, witness one, who is in the affidavit of probable cause, he has threatened Ms. Williams, in a number of ways, including she filed a restraining order against him. He was going to go after her. These accusations are overstated.

  5. The Republican Party Ryan:

    For his legacy to be secure, he has to have a successor from his own party, and from his wing of his own party. Hillary fits the bill. So what is he going to do? My assumption is he will do everything he can to bait us into fights with him to try to make us look like we're angry reactionaries incapable of winning the Electoral College.

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