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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tease

    One may be annoyed by the well-meaning awkwardness of a servant, irritated by a tight shoe or a thoughtless remark, vexed at some careless neglect or needless misfortune, wounded by the ingratitude of child or friend. To tease is to give some slight and perhaps playful annoyance. Aggravate in the sense of offend is colloquial. To provoke, literally to call out or challenge, is to begin a contest; one provokes another to violence. To affront is to offer some defiant offense or indignity, as it were, to one's face; it is somewhat less than to insult. Compare PIQUE.

    Synonyms:
    affront, aggravate, annoy, displease, exasperate, insult, irritate, offend, provoke, vex, wound

    Antonyms:
    conciliate, content, gratify, honor, please

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tease

    Synonyms:
    vex, harass, annoy, disturb, irritate, plague, torment, tantalize, provoke, worry, badger

    Antonyms:
    soothe, gratify, please, delight, fascinate, enrapture

Princeton's WordNet

  1. tease, teaser, annoyer, vexernoun

    someone given to teasing (as by mocking or stirring curiosity)

    Synonyms:
    ribbing, vexer, mystifier, teasing, prickteaser, flirt, tormentor, puzzle, coquette, annoyer, minx, vamp, puzzler, vamper, teaser, tantalization, tormenter

  2. coquette, flirt, vamp, vamper, minx, tease, prickteasernoun

    a seductive woman who uses her sex appeal to exploit men

    Synonyms:
    ribbing, vexer, prickteaser, flirt, teasing, coquette, flirtation, annoyer, minx, coquetry, vamp, vamper, teaser, tantalization, flirting, toying, dalliance

  3. tease, teasing, ribbing, tantalizationverb

    the act of harassing someone playfully or maliciously (especially by ridicule); provoking someone with persistent annoyances

    "he ignored their teases"; "his ribbing was gentle but persistent"

    Synonyms:
    teaser, minx, vamper, teasing, vamp, comb-out, tantalization, prickteaser, flirt, vexer, coquette, ribbing, annoyer

  4. tease, badger, pester, bug, beleaguerverb

    annoy persistently

    "The children teased the boy because of his stammer"

    Synonyms:
    bait, badger, taunt, surround, fluff, loosen, tap, wiretap, circumvent, bug, twit, tease apart, intercept, cod, tantalize, tantalise, besiege, ride, rag, card, razz, beleaguer, hem in, pester, rally

  5. 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"

    Synonyms:
    sit, depend on, get at, reproof, mobilise, chide, bait, rile, dun, cod, razz, crucify, bedevil, reprimand, lambaste, mobilize, devil, drive, badger, get to, tantalise, frustrate, annoy, chew out, beat up, gull, trounce, 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

  6. teaseverb

    to arouse hope, desire, or curiosity without satisfying them

    "The advertisement is intended to tease the customers"; "She has a way of teasing men with her flirtatious behavior"

    Synonyms:
    bait, badger, taunt, fluff, loosen, bug, twit, tease apart, cod, tantalize, tantalise, ride, rag, card, razz, beleaguer, pester, rally

  7. teaseverb

    tear into pieces

    "tease tissue for microscopic examinations"

    Synonyms:
    bait, badger, taunt, fluff, loosen, bug, twit, tease apart, cod, tantalize, tantalise, ride, rag, card, razz, beleaguer, pester, rally

  8. teaseverb

    raise the nap of (fabrics)

    Synonyms:
    bait, badger, taunt, fluff, loosen, bug, twit, tease apart, cod, tantalize, tantalise, ride, rag, card, razz, beleaguer, pester, rally

  9. tease, tease apart, loosenverb

    disentangle and raise the fibers of

    "tease wool"

    Synonyms:
    bait, badger, taunt, fluff, loosen, undo, loose, bug, twit, tease apart, cod, tantalize, tantalise, relax, untie, ride, rag, card, razz, beleaguer, pester, rally

  10. tease, cardverb

    separate the fibers of

    "tease wool"

    Synonyms:
    bait, badger, taunt, fluff, loosen, bug, twit, tease apart, cod, tantalize, tantalise, ride, rag, card, razz, beleaguer, pester, rally

  11. teaseverb

    mock or make fun of playfully

    "the flirting man teased the young woman"

    Synonyms:
    bait, badger, taunt, fluff, loosen, bug, twit, tease apart, cod, tantalize, tantalise, ride, rag, card, razz, beleaguer, pester, rally

  12. tease, fluffverb

    ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect

    Synonyms:
    botch, badger, bungle, muck up, mishandle, bumble, botch up, tantalise, blow, screw up, rally, loosen, bug, fumble, flub, ball up, ruffle, bollocks, ride, bait, card, razz, spoil, muff, tantalize, tease apart, cod, louse up, mess up, taunt, beleaguer, foul up, rag, fluff, bobble, pester, bollix up, bollix, twit, bodge, bollocks up

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. teaseverb

    Synonyms:
    worry, vex, plague, annoy, torment, molest, irritate, harass, tantalize, badger, chafe, hector, harry, pester, bother, trouble

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. teaseverb

    Synonyms:
    torment, plague, tantalize, hector, taunt, harass, badger

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "tease":

    cupcake, hassle, languish

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. tease

    Synonyms:
    Cock tease, see there

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How to use tease in a sentence?

  1. Matija Cuk:

    But that fact allows us to use computer simulations to tease out the history of Saturn’s inner moons, doing so, we find that they were most likely born during the most recent 2 percent of the planet’s history. Related : Saturn's largest moon Titan is bursting with color Researchers had long thought Saturn’s rings were as old as the planet itself. But that thinking changed in 2012, when French astronomers found that tidal effects – the gravitational interaction of the inner moons with fluids deep in Saturn’s interior – are causing them to spiral to larger orbital radii comparatively quickly. The implication, given their present positions, is that these moons, and presumably the rings, are not so old. That still did n’t answer exactly when they were born. Cuk and his team turned to results from NASA’s Cassini mission, which has observed ice geysers on Saturn’s moon Enceladus. Assuming that the energy powering these geysers comes directly from tidal interactions and that Enceladus ’ level of geothermal activity is more or less constant, then the tides within Saturn are quite strong. According to the team’s analysis, these would move the satellite by the small amount indicated by the simulations in only about 100 million years. Related : Cassini probe takes' cosmic bulls-eye' of Saturn moons Enceladus, Tethys This would date the formation of the major moons of Saturn, with the exception of more distant Titan and Iapetus, to the relatively recent Cretaceous Period, the era of the dinosaurs.

  2. Ian Miller:

    Essentially, we were able to tease out details of the emergence of the modern world - the age of mammals - from the ashes of the age of the dinosaurs.

  3. Neil Murphy:

    A lot more research is needed to tease apart what it is in coffee that might be having these effects.

  4. Kathleen Page:

    There is controversy surrounding the use of artificial sweeteners because a lot of people are using them for weight loss, while some studies suggest they may be helpful, others show they may be contributing to weight gain, type 2 diabetes and other metabolic disorders. Our study looked at different population groups to tease out some of the reasons behind those conflicting results.

  5. Brooke Cucinella:

    We all tease him about his multiple appearances on TV and his celebrity status, but I think this is sort of a return to the core of what he's done for most of his career.


Translations for tease

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  • يغيظArabic
  • pentinarCatalan, Valencian
  • škádlit, vtipálekCzech
  • drille, drillepindDanish
  • necken, aufziehen, reizen, verführen, auf den Arm nehmen, verarschen, hänseln, provozieren, hecheln, kämmenGerman
  • burlarse, tentar, embromar, peinar, cardar, incitar, molestar, tomar el pelo, alborotar, provocarSpanish
  • کسی را دست انداختنPersian
  • kiusoitella, kiusata, vietellä, houkutella, viekoitella, ärsyttää, härnätäFinnish
  • taquinerFrench
  • tarraing àScottish Gaelic
  • चिढ़ानाHindi
  • ugrat, bosszantHungarian
  • menggodaIndonesian
  • sedurre, tentare, stuzzicare, burlarsi, provocare, pettinare, cardareItalian
  • לְהַקְנִיטHebrew
  • ちょっかいを出す, 誘う, からかうJapanese
  • ಕೀಟಲೆ ಮಾಡುKannada
  • 찍접거리다, 놀리다Korean
  • VEXOLatin
  • прима́мува, закача, за́кача, за́дева, задеваMacedonian
  • കളിയാക്കുകMalayalam
  • plagenDutch
  • plageNorwegian
  • droczyć sięPolish
  • zombar, cardar, provocar, tirar sarro, seduzir, irritar, pentear, provocação, caçoar, tentarPortuguese
  • şicanaRomanian
  • мани́ть, начёсывать, поддра́знивать, провоци́ровать, зама́нивать, дразнить, надоеда́ть, дразни́ть, чеса́тьRussian
  • provocirati, izazivati, zadirkivatiSerbo-Croatian
  • kamma, karda, retaSwedish
  • கேலிTamil
  • బాధించటంTelugu
  • แซวThai
  • kızdırmakTurkish
  • چڑھاوUrdu
  • trêu chọcVietnamese
  • טיזYiddish
  • Chinese

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