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Entry Word: bait
Function: noun
Text: 1 something used to attract animals to a hook or into a trap <cheese is the traditional bait for trapping mice>
Synonyms decoy, lure
Related Words ambush, trap; hook, snare, troll; appeal, attraction, call, draw, incentive, pull; enticement, seduction, temptation
Near Antonyms repellent
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> -- see LURE 1