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1. bait

noun. ['ˈbeɪt'] anything that serves as an enticement.

Synonyms

  • temptation
  • come-on
  • hook
  • sweetener
  • enticement

Antonyms

  • male offspring
  • female offspring
  • parent
  • unreasonably

Etymology

  • bait (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • baiten (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Bait

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  • circumnavigate
  • recriminate
  • solid-state
  • silverplate
  • remunerate
  • multistate
  • intrastate
  • interrelate
  • disinflate
  • demodulate
  • translate
  • stagflate
  • reinstate
  • procreate
  • desecrate
  • conjugate
  • commutate
  • underrate
  • tri-state
  • recreate
  • postdate
  • interstate
  • conflate
  • upstate
  • telerate
  • sumgait
  • restate
  • reflate
  • prorate

How do you pronounce bait?

Pronounce bait as beɪt.

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Sentences with bait


1. Noun, singular or mass
This weight will keep your bait on the bottom where catfish are more likely to feed.

Quotes about bait


1. Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook.
- Oliver Goldsmith

2. When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
- Mark Twain

3. When you fish for love, bait with your heart, not your brain.
- Mark Twain, Notebook

2. crow-bait

noun. an emaciated horse likely soon to become carrion and so attractive to crows.

Synonyms

  • mount
  • crowbait
  • riding horse

Antonyms

  • natural depression
  • hop out
  • stand still
  • wane

3. bait

verb. ['ˈbeɪt'] harass with persistent criticism or carping.

Synonyms

  • rag
  • scoff
  • mock
  • banter
  • kid
  • jolly
  • barrack
  • ride
  • josh
  • tantalise
  • flout
  • tease
  • bemock
  • chaff
  • gibe
  • rally
  • tantalize
  • jeer
  • twit
  • taunt
  • razz

Antonyms

  • joyless
  • discourage
  • walk
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • bait (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • baiten (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. bait

verb. ['ˈbeɪt'] lure, entice, or entrap with bait.

Synonyms

  • tempt
  • entice

Antonyms

  • disagree
  • spread
  • demobilize

Etymology

  • bait (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • baiten (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. bait

noun. ['ˈbeɪt'] something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed.

Synonyms

  • decoy
  • stool pigeon
  • device
  • fisherman's lure
  • chum
  • fish lure
  • trap
  • ground bait

Antonyms

  • undue
  • please
  • praise
  • genuine

Etymology

  • bait (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • baiten (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. bait

verb. ['ˈbeɪt'] attack with dogs or set dogs upon.

Synonyms

  • assail
  • assault
  • attack

Antonyms

  • disengage
  • man
  • snarl
  • entangle

Etymology

  • bait (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • baiten (Middle English (1100-1500))
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