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Synonyms for bid

Synonyms for bid

to request that someone take part in or be present at a particular occasion


to make an offer of


something offered

a spoken or written request for someone to take part or be present

Synonyms for bid

an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

an attempt to get something

a formal proposal to buy at a specified price

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

ask for or request earnestly

make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands

make a serious effort to attain something

Related Words

ask someone in a friendly way to do something

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If the show continues to draw interested users at the level of this recent show, it bids fair to be one of those few conferences that can pin "Success" on its lapel.
THIS IS KATHRYN ABDUL-BAKI'S second novel, and, after Tower of Dreams (1995), it bids fair to establish her as an Arab-American fiction writer worthy of wide recognition.
Among "our young preachers just from the seminaries," Williamson complained, the old theology was eclipsed and the "new theology bids fair to come into vogue.
It bids fair to make the tulip mania and the Mississippi bubble look like temporary blips on an otherwise sound financial scene.
It seeks a new synthesis between reductionism and holism, as well as chance and necessity; it tries to lay a mathematical foundation for predicting the occurrence of spontaneous order while considering the role of evolution and selection; it bids fair to bring forth a new technology of universal biochemical synthesis.
In case you have not read his brief essays in the "Notes and Comments" sections of The Atlantic Monthly recently, Cullen Murphy bids fair to fill this painful gap.
Post-Roman archaeologists will applaud chapters 1 & 2 (Monastic Settlement, The Monastic Enclosure) because Bitel now bids fair to replace the evidential primacy of the air-visible, ground-visible enclosure (bank, ditch, vallum, termon or whatever) with constructs of sacred space, 'inherently holy and protective' (p.
He reported that " spirit of industry is excited by it among the lower classes of People, which bids fair to establish the weaving of linen on a footing, extremely encouraging to the principal manufacturers.