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lure

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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 try get-rich-quick schemes.
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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.
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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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lure

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to lead away from a usual or proper course by offering some pleasure or advantage
  • lured the bear out of its den
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Synonym Discussion of lure

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.
    • lured naive investors with get-rich-quick schemes
entice suggests drawing by artful or adroit means.
    • advertising designed to entice new customers
inveigle implies enticing by cajoling or flattering.
    • fund-raisers inveigling wealthy alumni
decoy implies a luring into entrapment by artifice.
    • attempting to decoy the enemy into an ambush
tempt implies the presenting of an attraction so strong that it overcomes the restraints of conscience or better judgment.
    • tempted by the offer of money
seduce implies a leading astray by persuasion or false promises.
    • seduced by assurances of assistance


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