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lure

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of lure

  1. 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 Synonyms allurement, bait, come-on, enticement, siren song, temptation, turn-on Related Words appeal, call; attraction, boost, encouragement, goad, impetus, impulse, incentive, inducement, motivation, persuasion, seducement, seduction, spur, stimulus; decoy, snare, trap; entrapment, mousetrap Near Antonyms alarm (also alarum), alert, caution, forewarning, notice, warning

  2. 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, baitRelated Words ambush, net, trap; hook, snare, troll; plug, scent, spinner, stool pigeon; appeal, attraction, call, draw, incentive, pull; enticement, seducement, seduction, temptation; entanglement, entrapmentNear Antonyms repellent (also repellant)

  3. 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 Synonyms allurement, enticement, temptation, seductionRelated Words siren song; allure, appeal, attraction, attractiveness, charm, enchantment, glamour (also glamor); beckoning, invitation; bait, inducement, influence, persuasion, power, sway


lure

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of lure

  1. to lead away from a usual or proper course by offering some pleasure or advantage the hunter lured the lion into the open with the antelope carcass Synonyms allure, bait, beguile, betray, decoy, entice, lead on, seduce, solicit, tempt Related Words draw in, inveigle, persuade, rope (in), snow; catch, enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, entrap, mesh, snare, tangle, trap; bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, fascinate, magnetize, wile Near Antonyms alert, caution, forewarn, ward (off), warn; drive (away or off), repulse, turn away


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