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verb as in offer money or services

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verb as in say

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verb as in ask for; command

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A child soon finds out that to say "I won't" when he is bidden to do something is indiscreet as well as vulgar.

There isn't a girl in a thousand who'd have done that decent thing without being bidden; but—Hello!

Then they began to talk among themselves: what had they done to be thus bidden to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees?

He had acted as Ruth had bidden him; but he had no wish to be further involved in this affair, whatever it might portend.

Richard did as he was bidden, the little reason left him being concentrated wholly on the convincing of his fellow tippler.


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On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to bidden, such as: tender, propose, submit, venture, render, and present.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.