Synonyms of bait in English:

bait


See definition of bait

noun

1‘the fish let go of the bait’

SYNONYMS

lure, decoy, fly, troll, jig, plug, teaser

2‘was she the bait to lure him into a trap?’

SYNONYMS

enticement, lure, decoy, snare, trap, siren, carrot, attraction, draw, magnet, incentive, temptation, allurement, incitement, inducement

informal come-on


verb

1‘the other boys revelled in baiting him’

SYNONYMS

taunt, goad, provoke, pick on, torment, torture, persecute, badger, plague, harry, harass, hound, tease, annoy, irritate, get someone's back up

informal hassle, needle, give someone a hard time, wind up, nark