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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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