Synonyms of bid


1. command, bid, bidding, dictation, speech act

usage: an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

2. bid, play, attempt, effort, endeavor, endeavour, try

usage: an attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention"

3. bid, tender, offer, offering

usage: a formal proposal to buy at a specified price

4. bid, bidding, statement

usage: (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make


1. offer, bid, tender

usage: propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"

2. wish, bid, greet, recognize, recognise

usage: invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell"

3. bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure, plead

usage: ask for or request earnestly; "The prophet bid all people to become good persons"

4. bid, call, play

usage: make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump"

5. bid, seek

usage: make a serious effort to attain something; "His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"

6. invite, bid, request

usage: ask someone in a friendly way to do something

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Definition and meaning of bid (Dictionary)