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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To issue an order or instruction.

Usage examples (35)
  • They were bidden to go to the forest.
  • Verb (used without object) : I will do as you bid. ,She bid at the auction for the old chair
  • Noun : a bid to join the club. ,a bid for election
  • "Modi is bidden by the call of the motherland," says H. for more
Tutoring comment
  • He was "bitten" (past participle of bite) by the one who had "bidden" (commanded) him to come closer.
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