Nouns (10)
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play, bid
n. an attempt to get something; "they made a futile play for power"; "he made a bid to gain attention"
bidding, bid
n. (bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
tender, bid
n. a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
dictation, bidding, bid, command
n. an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
Verbs (10)
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bid
v. make a serious effort to attain something; "His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"
bid, invite
v. ask someone in a friendly way to do something
bid, wish
v. invoke upon; "wish you a nice evening"; "bid farewell"
tender, bid, offer
v. propose a payment; "The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
call, bid
v. make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands; "He called his trump"
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Fuzzynyms (84)
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leading, leadership
n. the activity of leading; "his leadership inspired the team"
parliamentary procedure, parliamentary law, rules of order, order
n. a body of rules followed by an assembly
evidence
n. (law) all the means by which any alleged matter of fact whose truth is investigated at judicial trial is established or disproved
proposition
n. a task to be dealt with; "securing adequate funding is a time-consuming proposition"
sign
n. a fundamental linguistic unit linking a signifier to that which is signified; "The bond between the signifier and the signified is arbitrary"--de Saussure
beck
n. a beckoning gesture
proffer, proposition, suggestion
n. a proposal offered for acceptance or rejection; "it was a suggestion we couldn't refuse"
question, motion
n. a formal proposal for action made to a deliberative assembly for discussion and vote; "he made a motion to adjourn"; "she called for the question"
word
n. a verbal command for action; "when I give the word, charge!"
summons
n. an order to appear in person at a given place and time
indirect request, wish
n. an expression of some desire or inclination; "I could tell that it was his wish that the guests leave"; "his crying was an indirect request for attention"
appeal, prayer, entreaty
n. earnest or urgent request; "an entreaty to stop the fighting"; "an appeal for help"; "an appeal to the public to keep calm"
orison, petition, prayer
n. reverent petition to a deity
call
n. a request; "many calls for Christmas stories"; "not many calls for buggywhips"
demand
n. an urgent or peremptory request; "his demands for attention were unceasing"
scuttlebutt, comment, gossip
n. a report (often malicious) about the behavior of other people; "the divorce caused much gossip"
rumour, hearsay, rumor
n. gossip (usually a mixture of truth and untruth) passed around by word of mouth
direct
v. command with authority; "He directed the children to do their homework"
instruct
v. give instructions or directions for some task; "She instructed the students to work on their pronunciation"
charge
v. instruct or command with authority; "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"
charge
v. instruct or command with authority; "The teacher charged the children to memorize the poem"
compel
v. necessitate or exact; "the water shortage compels conservation"
compel
v. necessitate or exact; "the water shortage compels conservation"
request
v. inquire for (information); "I requested information from the secretary"
petition
v. write a petition for something to somebody; request formally and in writing
demand
v. ask to be informed of; "I demand an explanation"
invoke, appeal
v. request earnestly (something from somebody); ask for aid or protection; "appeal to somebody for help"; "Invoke God in times of trouble"
supplicate
v. ask for humbly or earnestly, as in prayer; "supplicate God's blessing"
communicate, commune
v. receive Communion, in the Catholic church
apply
v. ask (for something); "He applied for a leave of absence"; "She applied for college"; "apply for a job"
persuade
v. cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"
sweet-talk, inveigle, coax, blarney, palaver, cajole, wheedle
v. influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along"
make
v. compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way; "People cannot be made to integrate just by passing a law!"; "Heat makes you sweat"
importune, insist
v. beg persistently and urgently; "I importune you to help them"
solicit
v. make a solicitation or petition for something desired; "She is too shy to solicit"
solicit
v. make a solicitation or petition for something desired; "She is too shy to solicit"
tempt, lure, entice
v. provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation"
muster
v. call to duty, military service, jury duty, etc.
rede, counsel, advise
v. give advice to; "The teacher counsels troubled students"; "The lawyer counselled me when I was accused of tax fraud"
demand
v. summon to court
beckon
v. summon with a wave, nod, or some other gesture
summon
v. ask to come; "summon a lawyer"
summon
v. ask to come; "summon a lawyer"
summon
v. ask to come; "summon a lawyer"
beg
v. dodge, avoid answering, or take for granted; "beg the question"; "beg the point in the discussion"
offer up, offer
v. present as an act of worship; "offer prayers to the gods"
offer, volunteer
v. agree freely; "She volunteered to drive the old lady home"; "I offered to help with the dishes but the hostess would not hear of it"
buttonhole, lobby
v. detain in conversation by or as if by holding on to the outer garments of; as for political or economic favors
appeal
v. challenge (a decision); "She appealed the verdict"
appeal
v. challenge (a decision); "She appealed the verdict"
seek
v. inquire for; "seek directions from a local"
litigate
v. engage in legal proceedings
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say farewell
v. say good-bye or bid farewell
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