Jest and Tease


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Jest verb – To make jokes.
Usage example: when I asked my sister for a loan, she laughingly replied, “Surely you jest!”

Tease is a synonym for jest in joke topic. In some cases you can use "Tease" instead a verb "Jest", when it comes to topics like fool, mock.
Nearby Words: jesting, jested, jester, jestingly
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Tease verb – To make fun of in a good-natured way.
Usage example: likes to tease her twin brother about his seemingly endless string of girlfriends

Jest is a synonym for tease in mock topic. You can use "Jest" instead a verb "Tease".
Nearby Words: teasing, teased, teaser, teasel
Synonyms for Tease
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