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Synonyms for lure
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. lure, enticement, come-on(noun)

    qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward

    Synonyms:
    hook, decoy, sweetener, temptation, bait, come-on, enticement

  2. bait, come-on, hook, lure, sweetener(noun)

    anything that serves as an enticement

    Synonyms:
    hook shot, draw, hook, sweetening, decoy, sweetener, claw, crotchet, bait, hooking, come-on, enticement

  3. bait, decoy, lure(verb)

    something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed

    Synonyms:
    hook, decoy, steerer, sweetener, bait, come-on, enticement

  4. entice, lure, tempt(verb)

    provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion

    "He lured me into temptation"

    Synonyms:
    allure, invite, influence, tempt, entice, charm

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lure

    To allure is to draw as with a lure by some charm or some prospect of pleasure or advantage. We may attract others to a certain thing without intent; as, the good unconsciously attract others to virtue. We may allure either to that which is evil or to that which is good and noble, by purpose and endeavor, as in the familiar line, "Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way," Goldsmith Deserted Village, l. 170. Lure is rather more akin to the physical nature. It is the word we would use of drawing on an animal. Coax expresses the attraction of the person, not of the thing. A man may be coaxed to that which is by no means alluring. Cajole and decoy carry the idea of deceiving and ensnaring. To inveigle is to lead one blindly in. To tempt is to endeavor to lead one wrong; to seduce is to succeed in winning one from good to ill. Win may be used in either a bad or a good sense, in which latter it surpasses the highest sense of allure, because it succeeds in that which allure attempts; as, "He that winneth souls is wise," Prov. xi, 30.

    Synonyms:
    allure, attract, cajole, captivate, coax, decoy, draw, entice, inveigle, seduce, tempt, win

    Antonyms:
    chill, damp, deter, dissuade, drive away, repel, warn

    Preposition:
    Allure to a course; allure by hopes; allure from evil to good.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. lure(n)

    Synonyms:
    allurement

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lure(n.)

    Synonyms:
    enticement, bait, attraction, allurement, decoy, temptation

  2. lure(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    entice, allure, attract, decoy, tempt, seduce, inveigle, lead by the nose

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    decoy, attract, temptation, bait, attractiveness, attraction, seduce, attracting, draw, diversionary

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Translations for lure

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  • إغراءArabic
  • lokkemad, lokke, blink, lokkemiddelDanish
  • Anlockungsmittel, anlocken, Köder, Lure, locken, Lockung, Reiz, Lockvogel, Lockmittel, ködernGerman
  • atractivo, atraer, seducir, cebo, encantar, anzuelo, encantoSpanish
  • عاشقانهPersian
  • houkutin, houkutella, vieheFinnish
  • leurrer, attirer, leurre, attrait, séduireFrench
  • anzolGalician
  • esca, adescare, tentazione, attrazione, ammaliare, sedurre, tentare, attrattiva, incantare, richiamo, lusingaItalian
  • 誘い出す, 誘い込む, 誘惑Japanese
  • lokmiddel, lokkertjeDutch
  • agnNorwegian
  • isca, atrairPortuguese
  • завлекать, приманивать, приманка, соблазнять, блесна, манитьRussian
  • agn, beteSwedish
  • గాలము, ఊరించు, ఎరTelugu
  • aklını çelmek, çığırtkan, kandırmak, cezbetmek, yemlemek, çekmek, ayartmak, yem, câzibeTurkish
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