lure

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

lure

noun

Definition of LURE

1
something that persuades one to perform an action for pleasure or gain <the promise of easy money is always the lure for some people to take up a life of crime>
Near Antonyms alarm (also alarum), alert, caution, forewarning, notice, warning
2
something used to attract animals to a hook or into a trap <the fish simply didn't seem to like the lure I was using, so I didn't catch a thing>
Synonyms decoy, lure
Near Antonyms repellent (also repellant)
3
the act or pressure of giving in to a desire especially when ill-advised <the lure of the video game was distracting me from my studies>

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