"bids" in the noun sense
1. command, bid, bidding, dictation
an authoritative direction or instruction to do something
2. bid, play
an attempt to get something
"they made a futile play for power"
"he made a bid to gain attention"
3. bid, tender
a formal proposal to buy at a specified price
4. bid, bidding
bridge) the number of tricks a bridge player is willing to contract to make
"bids" in the verb sense
1. offer, bid, tender
propose a payment
"The Swiss dealer offered $2 million for the painting"
2. wish, bid
"wish you a nice evening"
3. bid, beseech, entreat, adjure, press, conjure
ask for or request earnestly
"The prophet bid all people to become good persons"
4. bid, call
make a demand, as for a card or a suit or a show of hands
"He called his trump"
make a serious effort to attain something
"His campaign bid for the attention of the poor population"
6. invite, bid
ask someone in a friendly way to do something
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