Synonyms for bait

Synonyms for (noun) bait

Synonyms: bait, lure, decoy

Definition: something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed

Similar words: device

Definition: an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

Usage: the device is small enough to wear on your wrist; a device intended to conserve water


Synonyms: lure, bait, come-on, sweetener, hook

Definition: anything that serves as an enticement

Similar words: temptation, enticement

Definition: something that seduces or has the quality to seduce

Synonyms for (verb) bait

Synonyms: ride, rag, rally, razz, bait, twit, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, cod

Definition: harass with persistent criticism or carping

Usage: 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

Similar words: mock, bemock

Definition: treat with contempt

Usage: The new constitution mocks all democratic principles


Synonyms: bait

Definition: attack with dogs or set dogs upon

Similar words: set on, assail, assault, attack

Definition: attack someone physically or emotionally

Usage: The mugger assaulted the woman; Nightmares assailed him regularly


Synonyms: bait

Definition: lure, entice, or entrap with bait

Similar words: lure, tempt, entice

Definition: provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion

Usage: He lured me into temptation