Textual thesaurus for "bid"

(noun) play

an attempt to get something

they made a futile play for power; he made a bid to gain attention

(noun) bidding

(bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make

(noun) tender

a formal proposal to buy at a specified price

(noun) command, bidding, dictation

an authoritative direction or instruction to do something

(verb) press, conjure, entreat, beseech, adjure

ask for or request earnestly

The prophet bid all people to become good persons

(verb) invite

ask someone in a friendly way to do something

(verb) wish

invoke upon

wish you a nice evening; bid farewell

(verb) tender, offer

propose a payment

The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting

(verb) call

make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands

He called his trump