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Synonyms for bid

Synonyms for bid

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

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to make an offer of

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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

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ask someone in a friendly way to do something

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I hope we shall crush in its birth the aristocracy of our monied corporations which dare already to challenge our government to a trial by strength, and bid defiance to the laws of our country.
A powerful Russia under strong leadership has been flexing its muscles so as to be able to bid defiance to the US and the West.
"The roof was speedily in flames and the fire burnt with such fury as to bid defiance to all human efforts.
There was much to like in this ruling for those who adhere to the ancient traditions of Anglo-American law that "every man's house is his castle" and that even the "poorest man may in his cottage bid defiance to all forces of government."
existing only in contemplation of law." No less an authority than James Madison viewed corporations as "a necessary evil" subject to "proper limitations and guards." Thomas Jefferson wished to "crush in its birth the aristocracy of our moneyed corporations, which dare already to challenge our government to a trial of strength and bid defiance to the laws of our country."