bait

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bait

noun

Definition of BAIT

1
something used to attract animals to a hook or into a trap <cheese is the traditional bait for trapping mice>
Synonyms decoy, lure
Near Antonyms repellent (also repellant)
2
something that persuades one to perform an action for pleasure or gain <the promise of free vacation is surefire bait to get people to agree to be chaperones for school trips>
Near Antonyms alarm (also alarum), alert, caution, forewarning, notice, warning

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