chiefly British spelling of
lure, entice, inveigle, decoy, tempt, seduce mean to lead astray from one's true course.
lure implies a drawing into danger, evil, or difficulty through attracting and deceiving.
entice suggests drawing by artful or adroit means.
inveigle implies enticing by cajoling or flattering.
decoy implies a luring into entrapment by artifice.
tempt implies the presenting of an attraction so strong that it overcomes the restraints of conscience or better judgment.
seduce implies a leading astray by persuasion or false promises.
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