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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tease, teaser, annoyer, vexer(noun)

    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, prickteaser(noun)

    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, tantalization(verb)

    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, beleaguer(verb)

    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, 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, 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. tease(verb)

    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. tease(verb)

    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. tease(verb)

    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, loosen(verb)

    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, card(verb)

    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. tease(verb)

    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, fluff(verb)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tease(v. a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tease(v)

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    cupcake, hassle, languish

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. tease

    Synonyms:
    Cock tease, see there

How to pronounce tease?

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How to use tease in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Woman does make-up for mainly two reasons. First is to please oneself only and second is to tease other females.

  2. Bryer Schmegelsky:

    Bryer Schmegelsky was Bryer Schmegelsky. I never get to hug Bryer Schmegelsky again. I never get to tease Bryer Schmegelsky again. I never get to spend a minute with Bryer Schmegelsky again, a lot of parents know how I feel right now.

  3. 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.

  4. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    1. Cupid is a squint sniper 2. Imagination is diving into the bottomless depths of madness. 3. A person is not a person, but only another figure. Look at your prison number. These are not numbers on the shirt, but your name. 4. Sleep is a unique museum of our past, present, and future. In which there is a library that stores unique knowledge. 5. Civilization is when a wild wolf becomes an obedient dog of the system. 6. A person does not want to please people, he wants to tease them. 7. Laziness is an adverse reaction to the artificial system of society. 8. Many people have a love with late ignition. 9. Conclusions - these are human tests, that is, blood, urine and feces. They give out a piece of paper that shows which psychological diseases you are sick with. 10. The corpse of truth, is located somewhere at the bottom of the ocean. 11. Because of slang, jargon and swear words. Words will turn into sounds and letters. 12. No matter how much you read, it is important how much you understand. 13. The enemy rules you with your anger. 14. The gloom of loneliness will give either holiness or madness. 15. Love is the blues of sincere feelings. Awakening in reality something paranormal, something supernatural. 16. Madness is when garbage recycling in the head breaks down. 17. Never confuse truth with opinion. 18. Everyone is drunk by his own madness. 19. If people are directed at you: resentment, envy, causticity, sarcasm, anger, aggression, hatred, revenge, rage - know that all this is the sympathy of people, this does not mean that you are a bad person, just very attractive personality. 20. A love couple who is able to constantly forgive each other is doomed to become the happiest couple in the world. 21. Never listen, and never react to someone who does not know and does not understand you. 22. Author: Musin Almat Zhumabekovich

  5. AiR:

    I was living in pleasure... Till I stumbled upon some peace. And then my Master questioned... And a little did he tease: Are you just living to die? Or will you go on a quest to find out ‘Who am I?’


Translations for tease

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  • يغيظArabic
  • pentinarCatalan, Valencian
  • škádlit, vtipálekCzech
  • drillepind, drilleDanish
  • kämmen, hänseln, auf den Arm nehmen, verführen, aufziehen, reizen, provozieren, hecheln, necken, verarschenGerman
  • provocar, molestar, incitar, cardar, peinar, embromar, burlarse, tentar, tomar el pelo, alborotarSpanish
  • کسی را دست انداختنPersian
  • härnätä, viekoitella, vietellä, kiusoitella, ärsyttää, kiusata, houkutellaFinnish
  • taquinerFrench
  • tarraing àScottish Gaelic
  • चिढ़ानाHindi
  • bosszant, ugratHungarian
  • menggodaIndonesian
  • burlarsi, tentare, sedurre, cardare, pettinare, provocare, stuzzicareItalian
  • לְהַקְנִיטHebrew
  • からかう, ちょっかいを出す, 誘うJapanese
  • ಕೀಟಲೆ ಮಾಡುKannada
  • 찍접거리다, 놀리다Korean
  • VEXOLatin
  • за́кача, прима́мува, задева, за́дева, закачаMacedonian
  • കളിയാക്കുകMalayalam
  • plagenDutch
  • plageNorwegian
  • droczyć sięPolish
  • cardar, tirar sarro, irritar, tentar, seduzir, pentear, caçoar, zombar, provocar, provocaçãoPortuguese
  • şicanaRomanian
  • чеса́ть, начёсывать, поддра́знивать, провоци́ровать, зама́нивать, дразни́ть, надоеда́ть, мани́ть, дразнитьRussian
  • zadirkivati, provocirati, izazivatiSerbo-Croatian
  • reta, karda, kammaSwedish
  • கேலிTamil
  • బాధించటంTelugu
  • แซวThai
  • kızdırmakTurkish
  • چڑھاوUrdu
  • trêu chọcVietnamese
  • טיזYiddish
  • Chinese

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