Synonyms for Bait:

n.

provoke, madden, drive someone mad, anger. temptation, cast, blood sports, angling, Inveiglement, big game, allurement, seduction, bite, bag, capture, inducement, like, invitation. blandishments, hard sell, snare, shock tactics, pitch, safety, wiles, pressure, emotional blackmail, dare. fishing line, fishing rod, dragnet, drift net, cockpit, barb, drifter, creel. sop, special pleading, lever, manipulation, bribery, blackmail, psychological warfare, hush money. artifact (noun)
decoy, lure.
bait (noun)
tease, ride, COD, hook, twit, rag, decoy, taunt, rally, lure, razz, sweetener, tantalize, tantalise.
bribe (noun)
sweetener.
cognition (noun)
sweetener, hook, lure.
decoy (noun)
trap, trick, decoy, lure, catch, blind, mirage, deception.
lure (noun)
inducement, attraction, bribe.
something for luring (noun)
temptation, trap, inducement, lure, attraction, allurement, snare, bribe.

v.

aggravate (verb)
pester, torment, exasperate, irk, upset, chafe, disturb, trouble, harass, irritate, grate, enrage, hassle, harry, bother, annoy, peeve, aggravate, rankle, arouse, fret, infuriate, perturb, envenom, badger, tease, needle, nag, bedevil, inflame, vex, exacerbate, discompose, antagonize.
communication (verb)
tease, rally, tantalize, COD, razz, tantalise, taunt, ride, twit, rag.
decoy (verb)
trap, lure, trick, decoy.
lure (verb)
bedevil.
needle (verb)
provoke, harass, anger, badger, irritate, nag, irk, torment, tease, bother, annoy.

Other synonyms:

blood sports, wiles, drifter, blandishments, emotional blackmail, shock tactics, Inveiglement, drift net, fishing rod, creel, angling, fishing line. seduction, snare, dare, dragnet, attraction, allurement, hard sell, barb. inducement, bite, cast. cockpit, invitation. pressure. pitch. graft
bribe.
lure
temptation.
Other relevant words:
tantalise, cockpit, bribery, lever, like, temptation, dragnet, dare, angling, drifter, capture, attraction, manipulation, blandishments, ride, allurement, anger, barb, bag, cast, madden, Inveiglement, sweetener, blackmail, creel, safety, seduction, invitation, COD, rag, tantalize, pitch, hook, twit, bite, snare, provoke, sop, wiles, bribe, inducement, rally, razz, taunt, pressure.