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Something that tempts or attracts, especially one with a promise of reward or pleasure.
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  1. Something that tempts or attracts, especially one with a promise of reward or pleasure.
  2. (Fishing) An artificial bait attached to a fishing line to attract fish.
  3. Something that tempts or attracts with the promise of pleasure or reward:
(Shipping) The act of placing a port on a vessel's itinerary because the volume of cargo offered at that port justifies the cost of routing the vessel.
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  1. (Shipping) The act of placing a port on a vessel's itinerary because the volume of cargo offered at that port justifies the cost of routing the vessel.
  2. Something that helps bring about an action or a desired result; an incentive:
  3. An incentive that helps bring about a desired state.
That which seduces; seduction; allurement.
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  1. That which seduces; seduction; allurement.
  2. Something (usually money) given in exchange for influence or as an inducement to dishonesty.
  3. Something offered to induce another to do something:
To diminish or decline; wane:
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  1. To diminish or decline; wane:
  2. To put in a specified position or arrangement; place:
  3. (Botany) To produce, as after pollination:
To provide (what is needed or desired):
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  1. To provide (what is needed or desired):
  2. To provide something necessary or desired to; equip:
  3. To supply, provide, or equip with whatever is necessary or useful; esp., to put furniture into (a room, apartment, etc.)
To hide or screen from view or knowledge; conceal. Often used with up:
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  1. To hide or screen from view or knowledge; conceal. Often used with up:
  2. In commercial law, to buy, or the purchase of, goods on the open market that are similar to those that a seller of such goods had promised, but failed, to deliver. Under the Uniform Commercial Code, the buyer is entitled from the seller the difference between the cost of the substituted goods and the original contract price if the buyer acted in good faith and without unreasonable delay when obtaining the substituted goods.
  3. To record or perform a cover of
To direct or put (a weapon) into position for use; level or direct.
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  1. To direct or put (a weapon) into position for use; level or direct.
  2. To excite; rouse:
  3. To bear down on or set upon with force; attack vigorously
To annoy or harass persistently; pester; nag
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  1. To annoy or harass persistently; pester; nag
  2. To ask or nag (someone) about something in an annoying and persistent way; pester:
To subject (another) to hostile or prejudicial remarks or actions; pressure or intimidate.
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  1. To subject (another) to hostile or prejudicial remarks or actions; pressure or intimidate.
  2. To trouble by repeated raids or attacks, etc.; harry
  3. To trouble, worry, or torment, as with cares, debts, repeated questions or demands, etc.
To drive with or as with a goad; prod into action; urge on
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  1. To drive with or as with a goad; prod into action; urge on
  2. To prod or urge with or as if with a long pointed stick.
To pressure or force from a place or situation:
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  1. To pressure or force from a place or situation:
  2. To hunt or chase with or as with hounds; chase or follow continually; nag
  3. To make repeated demands of or subject to persistent criticism:
To keep troubling, worrying, etc.
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  1. To keep troubling, worrying, etc.
  2. To annoy by continual scolding, faultfinding, complaining, urging, etc.
  3. To scold, complain, or find fault constantly:
To extract, identify, or cause to come about. Used with out :
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  1. To extract, identify, or cause to come about. Used with out :
  2. To urge persistently; coax:
  3. To say in a playful or mocking way:
To annoy, pester, or harass:
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  1. To annoy, pester, or harass:
  2. To cause to undergo great physical pain or mental anguish.
  3. To annoy, harass, or tease
To browbeat; bully
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  1. To browbeat; bully
  2. To intimidate or dominate in a blustering way.
  3. (Intransitive) To behave like a bully; swagger.
To comb (flax or hemp) with a hatchel.
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  1. To comb (flax or hemp) with a hatchel.
  2. To annoy or harass (a speaker) by interrupting with questions or taunts
  3. To try to embarrass and annoy (someone speaking or performing in public) by questions, gibes, or objections; badger.
To manage to get (along or through) in the face of trials and difficulties
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  1. To manage to get (along or through) in the face of trials and difficulties
  2. To annoy, bother, harass, vex, etc.
  3. To touch or handle something nervously or persistently:
To annoy persistently; bother:
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  1. To annoy persistently; bother:
  2. To afflict or harass constantly so as to injure or distress; oppress cruelly, esp. for reasons of religion, politics, or race
  3. To trouble or annoy constantly
To surround with troops; besiege:
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  1. To surround with troops; besiege:
  2. To beset, as with difficulties; harass
  3. To harass; beset:
To make angry; enrage or provoke.
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  1. To make angry; enrage or provoke.
  2. To become angry:
To keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot:
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  1. To keep partially engaged by slightly depressing a pedal with the foot:
  2. To work or move from the proper place, especially on the body:
  3. To continue without interference:
(Informal) To provoke into doing something; goad; prod
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  1. (Informal) To provoke into doing something; goad; prod
  2. To sew or do similar work with a needle.
  3. To sew, puncture, etc. with a needle
(Idiomatic) To bully, harass or make fun of a victim; to bother or harass.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To bully, harass or make fun of a victim; to bother or harass.
To invite someone to commit a wrongful or illegal act. To invite someone to commit a wrongful or illegal act.
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  1. To invite someone to commit a wrongful or illegal act. To invite someone to commit a wrongful or illegal act.
  2. To attract (someone), usually to do something, by arousing hope, interest, or desire:
  3. To attract by offering hope of reward or pleasure; tempt; allure
To get the admiration, attention, etc. of; allure
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  1. To get the admiration, attention, etc. of; allure
  2. To arouse or compel the interest, admiration, or attention of:
  3. To cause to draw near or adhere by physical force:
To bring about deliberately; provoke:
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  1. To bring about deliberately; provoke:
  2. To compose or write out in legal format:
  3. To attract audiences
An inviting look or gesture
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  1. An inviting look or gesture
  2. Something offered to allure or attract; an inducement, especially to buy.
  3. (Slang) A sexual or romantic approach or proposal.
The act or practice of enticing, of alluring or tempting; as, the enticements of evil companions.
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  1. The act or practice of enticing, of alluring or tempting; as, the enticements of evil companions.
  2. That which entices, or incites to evil; means of allurement; an alluring object; as, an enticement to sin.
(Law) Misrepresentation that leads a person to enter into a contract or transaction with a false understanding of the risks and obligations:
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  1. (Law) Misrepresentation that leads a person to enter into a contract or transaction with a false understanding of the risks and obligations:
  2. An incentive that helps bring about a desired state.
  3. The benefit which a party is to receive for entering into a contract
The act of inveigling, or the state of being inveigled; enticement; seduction.
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  1. The act of inveigling, or the state of being inveigled; enticement; seduction.
  2. Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
The message or note used in inviting
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  1. The message or note used in inviting
  2. A spoken or written request for someone's presence or participation.
  3. An inviting to come somewhere or do something
Something that tempts or attracts with the promise of pleasure or reward:
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  1. Something that tempts or attracts with the promise of pleasure or reward:
  2. A device consisting of a bunch of feathers on the end of a long cord, often baited with food: it is used in falconry to recall the hawk
  3. Something that tempts or attracts, especially one with a promise of reward or pleasure.
The condition of being seduced.
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  1. The condition of being seduced.
  2. The act of seducing or the state of being seduced
  3. Something that seduces or has the qualities to seduce; an enticement.
The act of tempting or the condition of being tempted.
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  1. The act of tempting or the condition of being tempted.
  2. A tempting or being tempted
  3. Something tempting or enticing.
A bait for animals; esp., an artificial one used in fishing
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  1. A bait for animals; esp., an artificial one used in fishing
  2. A device consisting of a bunch of feathers on the end of a long cord, often baited with food: it is used in falconry to recall the hawk
  3. Something that tempts or attracts with the promise of pleasure or reward:
A surgical instrument with a wire loop controlled by a mechanism in the handle, used to remove growths, such as tumors and polyps.
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  1. A surgical instrument with a wire loop controlled by a mechanism in the handle, used to remove growths, such as tumors and polyps.
  2. (Music) A set of chains strung across the bottom of a drum to create a rattling sound.
  3. A kind of trap for small animals, usually consisting of a noose which jerks tight upon the release of a spring trigger
A contrivance for catching and holding animals, as a concealed pit or a clamplike device that springs shut suddenly.
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  1. A contrivance for catching and holding animals, as a concealed pit or a clamplike device that springs shut suddenly.
  2. (Golf) sand trap
  3. A device for sealing a passage against the escape of gases, especially a U-shaped or S-shaped bend in a drainpipe that prevents the return flow of sewer gas by means of a water barrier.
To annoy or harass persistently; pester; nag
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  1. To annoy or harass persistently; pester; nag
  2. To ask or nag (someone) about something in an annoying and persistent way; pester:
To mistreat or intimidate by bullying.
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  1. To mistreat or intimidate by bullying.
  2. (Informal, Dial.) To bully, intimidate, or browbeat
  3. To taunt someone
To comb (flax or hemp) with a hatchel.
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  1. To comb (flax or hemp) with a hatchel.
  2. To annoy or harass (a speaker) by interrupting with questions or taunts
  3. To try to embarrass and annoy (someone speaking or performing in public) by questions, gibes, or objections; badger.
To browbeat; bully
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  1. To browbeat; bully
  2. (Intransitive) To behave like a bully; swagger.
  3. To intimidate or dominate in a blustering way.
To hunt or chase with or as with hounds; chase or follow continually; nag
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  1. To hunt or chase with or as with hounds; chase or follow continually; nag
  2. To make repeated demands of or subject to persistent criticism:
  3. To pressure or force from a place or situation:
To reproach in a mocking, insulting, or contemptuous manner:
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  1. To reproach in a mocking, insulting, or contemptuous manner:
  2. To make fun of (someone); to goad (a person) into responding, often in an aggressive manner.
  3. To drive or provoke (a person) by taunting
To separate tissues by means of one or two needles in the dissection of small parts.
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  1. To separate tissues by means of one or two needles in the dissection of small parts.
  2. To prick, pierce, or stitch with a needle.
  3. To sew, puncture, etc. with a needle
To sit on or in and control so as to move along
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  1. To sit on or in and control so as to move along
  2. To move by way of an intangible force or impetus; move as if on water:
  3. To work or move from the proper place, especially on the body:
To cause irritation to (another); make somewhat angry.
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  1. To cause irritation to (another); make somewhat angry.
  2. To be annoying
  3. To harm by repeated attacks; harry; molest
To plague diabolically; torment; harass
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  1. To plague diabolically; torment; harass
  2. To spoil; ruin.
  3. To worry, annoy, or frustrate.
  1. To vex, harass, or beset.
  2. To beset, as with difficulties; harass
  3. To harass; beset:
To attack from all sides; harass or besiege
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  1. To attack from all sides; harass or besiege
  2. To cover or set thickly with; stud
  3. To trouble persistently; harass.
To make repeated attacks or raids on (an enemy, for example).
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  1. To make repeated attacks or raids on (an enemy, for example).
  2. To trouble by repeated raids or attacks, etc.; harry
  3. To trouble, worry, or torment, as with cares, debts, repeated questions or demands, etc.
To raid, esp. repeatedly, and ravage or rob; pillage; plunder
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  1. To raid, esp. repeatedly, and ravage or rob; pillage; plunder
  2. To disturb, distress, or exhaust by repeated demands or criticism; harass.
  3. To torment or worry; harass
To annoy persistently, as with repeated demands or questions.
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  1. To annoy persistently, as with repeated demands or questions.
  2. To annoy constantly or repeatedly with petty irritations; bother; vex
  3. To bother, harass or annoy persistently.
An often fatal disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, transmitted to humans usually by fleas that have bitten infected rats or other rodents. &diamf3; Bubonic plague , the most common type, is characterized by the tender, swollen lymph nodes called buboes, fever, clotting abnormalities of the blood, and tissue necrosis. An epidemic of bubonic plague in fourteenth-century Europe and Asia was known as the Black Death.
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  1. An often fatal disease caused by the bacterium Yersinia pestis, transmitted to humans usually by fleas that have bitten infected rats or other rodents. &diamf3; Bubonic plague , the most common type, is characterized by the tender, swollen lymph nodes called buboes, fever, clotting abnormalities of the blood, and tissue necrosis. An epidemic of bubonic plague in fourteenth-century Europe and Asia was known as the Black Death.
  2. To afflict with a plague
  3. To vex; harass; trouble; torment
To extract, identify, or cause to come about. Used with out :
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  1. To extract, identify, or cause to come about. Used with out :
  2. To urge persistently; coax:
  3. To say in a playful or mocking way:
To annoy, pester, or harass:
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  1. To annoy, pester, or harass:
  2. To cause to undergo great physical pain or mental anguish.
  3. To annoy, harass, or tease
To bother or annoy, as with petty complaints.
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  1. To bother or annoy, as with petty complaints.
  2. To annoy, bother, harass, vex, etc.
  3. To touch or handle something nervously or persistently:
To be strongly attractive to; excite the senses or desire of:
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  1. To be strongly attractive to; excite the senses or desire of:
  2. To tease (someone) by offering something desirable but keeping it out of reach
  3. To excite by exposing something desirable that remains or is made difficult or impossible to obtain:
To extract, identify, or cause to come about. Used with out :
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  1. To extract, identify, or cause to come about. Used with out :
  2. To tantalize
  3. To say in a playful or mocking way:

Synonym Study

  • Ride is colloquial and implies harassment or teasing by ridiculing, criticizing, etc. they were riding the rookie unmercifully from the dugout
  • Torment , in this comparison, suggests continued harassment so as to cause acute suffering tormented by her memories
  • Hector implies a continual bullying or nagging in order to intimidate or break down resistance
  • Heckle denotes the persistent questioning and taunting of a public speaker so as to annoy or confuse
  • To hound is to pursue or attack relentlessly until the victim succumbs he was hounded out of office
  • To badger is to pester so persistently as to bring to a state of confusion or wear down
  • To bait is to harass or goad, as with repeated, unprovoked attacks, insults, or derision, and implies that the persecutor gets malicious pleasure from the act
Find another word for bait. In this page you can discover 73 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for bait, like: lure, inducement, bribe, set, furnish, cover, charge, badger, harass, goad and hound.