Synonyms of bait in English:

bait


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noun

1‘the fish let go of the bait’

SYNONYMS
lure, decoy, fly, troll, jig, plug, teaser

2‘money was the bait that lured them to their downfall’

SYNONYMS
enticement, lure, decoy, snare, trap, siren, carrot, attraction, draw, magnet, incentive, temptation, allurement, incitement, inducement
informal come-on

verb

1‘the other boys revelled in baiting him’

SYNONYMS
taunt, goad, provoke, pick on, torment, torture, persecute, badger, plague, harry, harass, hound, tease, annoy, irritate, get someone's back up
informal hassle, needle, give someone a hard time, wind up
British informal nark