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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

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:

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

How to pronounce bait?

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How to say bait in sign language?

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How to use bait in a sentence?

  1. Lord Chesterfield:

    Modesty is the only sure bait when you angle for praise.

  2. Phil Weiser:

    My friends on the other side have failed to offer any viable theory on how to address the spectacle of a bribed elector, an elector who votes for Frodo Baggins, or one who would perpetrate a bait-and-switch on the people of the state.

  3. Kanye West:

    On Jimmy Kimmel we had a great time having a dialogue. I ’m reading that I was stumped by a question. Let me clarify the click bait. I was n’t stumped. I was n’t given a chance to answer the question, the question was so important I took time to think. And then I was hit with the let’s go to commercial break. That interview showed strong personalities with different opinions having a civil conversation.

  4. 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.

  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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