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English definition of “bid”

bid

verb [T] (TELL)    /bɪd/ (present participle bidding, past tense bid or bade, past participle bidden) old-fashioned
to give a greeting to someone, or to ask someone to do something: [+ two objects] They bade her good morning. I must now bid you farewell (= say goodbye to you).literary She bade her hopes farewell (= she stopped being hopeful). [+ object + (to) infinitive ] He bade (= asked) them (to) leave at once.Giving orders and commandsWelcoming, greeting and greetings
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