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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 of lure allurement, bait, come-on, enticement, siren song, temptation, turn-on Words Related to lure appeal, call; attraction, boost, encouragement, goad, impetus, impulse, incentive, inducement, motivation, persuasion, seducement, seduction, spur, stimulus; decoy, snare, trap; entrapment, mousetrap Near Antonyms of lure 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 of lure decoy, baitWords Related to lure ambush, net, trap; hook, snare, troll; plug, scent, spinner, stool pigeon; appeal, attraction, call, draw, incentive, pull; enticement, seducement, seduction, temptation; entanglement, entrapmentNear Antonyms of lure 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 of lure allurement, enticement, temptation, seductionWords Related to lure 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 of lure allure, bait, beguile, betray, decoy, entice, lead on, seduce, solicit, tempt Words Related to lure 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 of lure alert, caution, forewarn, ward (off), warn; drive (away or off), repulse, turn away

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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