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  • verboffer money or services
  • verbsay
  • verbask for; command

synonyms for bidden

  • propose
  • submit
  • tender
  • present
  • proffer
  • render
  • venture
  • invite
  • solicit
  • desire
  • warn
  • require
  • demand
  • request
  • instruct
  • tell
  • direct
  • charge
  • proposition
  • call
  • enjoin
  • summon
  • order
  • make a pass at
  • make a pitch
  • make a play for

antonyms for bidden

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  • take
  • answer
  • listen
  • reply
  • reject
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How to use bidden in a sentence

A child soon finds out that to say "I won't" when he is bidden to do something is indiscreet as well as vulgar.
CHILDREN'S WAYSJAMES SULLY
There isn't a girl in a thousand who'd have done that decent thing without being bidden; but—Hello!
DOROTHY AT SKYRIEEVELYN RAYMOND
Then they began to talk among themselves: what had they done to be thus bidden to beware of the leaven of the Pharisees?
TESSA WADSWORTH'S DISCIPLINEJENNIE M. DRINKWATER
He had acted as Ruth had bidden him; but he had no wish to be further involved in this affair, whatever it might portend.
MISTRESS WILDINGRAFAEL SABATINI
Richard did as he was bidden, the little reason left him being concentrated wholly on the convincing of his fellow tippler.
MISTRESS WILDINGRAFAEL SABATINI
We have seen you forego a blood feud and do well to the innocent man whom our faith would have bidden you slay, and it is good.
A PRINCE OF CORNWALLCHARLES W. WHISTLER
As bidden, Mary touched her finger first in one cup then in the other, placing each drop in turn on her lips.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
He knocked, was bidden to enter, and found his father standing in front of the forced drawer, to which he pointed as he spoke.
TALES AND FANTASIESROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
It was Lady Baird's birthday feast to which we had been bidden, and we had done our best to honour the occasion.
PENELOPE'S EXPERIENCES IN SCOTLANDKATE DOUGLAS WIGGIN
She was bidden to several social gatherings in Buckeye Lane; and to a dance in town.
A HOOSIER CHRONICLEMEREDITH NICHOLSON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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