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  Words related to bid

Related / Similar Words: play, bidding, tender, command, dictation, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure, invite, wish, offer, call

 

Definition:
  • an attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention";
  • (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make;
  • a formal proposal to buy at a specified price;
  • an authoritative direction or instruction to do something;
  • ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons";
  • ask someone in a friendly way to do something;
  • invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell";
  • make a serious effort to attain something; "His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population";
  • propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting";
  • make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump";

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    Hyponyms: contract, declaration, takeout, overbid, overcall, preemptive bid, buyout bid, countermand, order, commission, charge, direction, commandment, injunction, behest, open sesame, tempt, allure, challenge, congratulate, felicitate, by-bid, subscribe, underbid, outbid, raise, double, outcall, preempt

     

    Entailments: dicker, bargain

     

    Part Meronyms: bridge

     

    Derivational Morphology: call, tender, offer, dictate, order, prescribe, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure, command, require, compel, adjuration, bidding, dictation, summons, invitation, regard, wish, compliments, play, bidder, offering, caller

     

     
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