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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 3 votes

  1. bait

    morsel, snare, decoy, enticement, allurement, inducement

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

Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. bait, come-on, hook, lure, sweetenernoun

    anything that serves as an enticement

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

  2. bait, decoy, lureverb

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

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

  3. tease, razz, rag, cod, tantalize, tantalise, bait, taunt, twit, rally, rideverb

    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"

    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. baitverb

    lure, entice, or entrap with bait

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

  5. baitverb

    attack with dogs or set dogs upon

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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes2.0 / 1 vote

  1. baitverb

    put bait upon

  2. baitverb

    furnish with a meal

  3. baitverb

    take refreshment (on a journey)

  4. baitnoun

    lure, decoy, allurement, enticement, temptation

  5. baitnoun

    refreshment (on a journey)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. baitnoun

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "bait":

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

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  1. Mayor Duggan:

    [McClain was the] first one in the door, first one down the stairs to confront an armed suspect. His courage resulted in tragedy, it was very clear this suspect was trying to bait the officers.

  2. Peter Cohn:

    Helping U.S. oilproducers’ cause is the fact that other Republican policy priorities areabsolute non-starters for the Democrats, while the Democratsgenerally don’t like the idea of lifting the ban, they don’t view oil exportsas extraordinarily harmful and thus it makes perfect ‘trade bait’ for provisions they want in the budget and tax bills.

  3. Jon Johnson:

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

  4. Nathan Jensen:

    I am not sure how this will play out in the public after having this beauty contest across 200 plus locations and promising so much investment and jobs, this could feel like a bait and switch for some cities.

  5. Jordyn Kastlunger:

    My dad fishes for a variety of things so the only thing that's really been impacted is crab, since processors don't have as much bait to give, we've been doing OK. It's definitely slower and harder.

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