Synonyms and Antonyms of ride
1 to attack repeatedly with mean put-downs or insults <that supervisor is always riding everyone for every little thing> Synonyms bait, hassle, haze, heckle, needle, tease, tauntRelated Words deride, gibe (or jibe), jeer, mock, ridicule; annoy, bother, bug, burn (up), chafe, fret, frost, gall, get, gnaw (at), grate, gripe, hack (off), hagride, irk, irritate, itch, nag, nark [British], nettle, peeve, pester, pique, put out, rasp, rile, ruffle, spite, trouble, vex; aggravate, exasperate, goad, test, try; aggrieve, agitate, bedevil, beleaguer, discomfort, disturb, perturb; badger, dog, hound; browbeat, bully, hector; harass, harry, persecute, plague, terrorize, torment, torture
2 to make fun of in a good-natured way <his wife couldn't resist riding him for forgetting his own birthday> Synonyms chaff, jive, joke, josh, kid, rally, razz, rib, tease, roastRelated Words banter; fool, fun, string along; jest, quip, wisecrack; gag, jape, jolly, yuk (or yuck) [slang]
3 to rest or move along the surface of a liquid or in the air <a condor riding high in the sky> Synonyms drift, glide, hang, hover, poise, float, sail, swim, waftRelated Words bob, dangle, suspend; buoy; balloon, raftNear Antonyms dive, lunge, plunge; dip, immerse, submerge, submerseAntonyms settle, sink
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