Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun bid

4 senses of bid

Sense 1
command, bid, bidding, dictation -- (an authoritative direction or instruction to do something)
       => speech act -- (the use of language to perform some act)

Sense 2
bid, play -- (an attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention")
       => attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try -- (earnest and conscientious activity intended to do or accomplish something; "made an effort to cover all the reading material"; "wished him luck in his endeavor"; "she gave it a good try")

Sense 3
bid, tender -- (a formal proposal to buy at a specified price)
       => offer, offering -- (something offered (as a proposal or bid); "noteworthy new offerings for investors included several index funds")

Sense 4
bid, bidding -- ((bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make)
       => statement -- (a message that is stated or declared; a communication (oral or written) setting forth particulars or facts etc; "according to his statement he was in London on that day")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bid

6 senses of bid

Sense 1
offer, bid, tender -- (propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting")

Sense 2
wish, bid -- (invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell")
       => greet, recognize, recognise -- (express greetings upon meeting someone)

Sense 3
bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure -- (ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons")
       => plead -- (appeal or request earnestly; "I pleaded with him to stop")

Sense 4
bid, call -- (make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump")
       => play -- (participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches")

Sense 5
bid -- (make a serious effort to attain something; "His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population")
       => seek -- (try to get or reach; "seek a position"; "seek an education"; "seek happiness")

Sense 6
invite, bid -- (ask someone in a friendly way to do something)
       => request -- (ask (a person) to do something; "She asked him to be here at noon"; "I requested that she type the entire manuscript")

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