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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 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 say tease in sign language?

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How to use tease in a sentence?

  1. Musin Almat Zhumabekovich:

    A person does not want to please people, he wants to tease them.

  2. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    We admire and love those people who constantly tease us, but we are doubtful of those who show us too much love.

  3. Christian Yates:

    What we've been able to tease out from the mathematical model is it's not necessarily that these cells are migrating in a directed way, actually these cells are diffusing, there's no direction to their migration. It's like when you put a drop of milk into a cup of coffee that you haven't stirred. Eventually that milk will be spread evenly throughout your coffee, and these cells are doing the same sort of thing - they're moving in an undirected manner and eventually, slowly, they manage to fully colonize the skin of this animal.

  4. George Schlatter:

    He could tease presidents and first ladies. He could say things to Frank Sinatra that no one could say to Sinatra. He could walk in and Frank would start to laugh, if I needed him, he was always there.

  5. 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.

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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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