lure, enticement, come-on(noun)
qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
bait, come-on, hook, lure, sweetener(noun)
anything that serves as an enticement
bait, decoy, lure(verb)
something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
entice, lure, tempt(verb)
provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
"He lured me into temptation"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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,"
GoldsmithDeserted 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.
Allure to a course; allure by hopes; allure from evil to good.
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How to use lure in a sentence?
If investors have this many choices, there's going to have to be something to lure investors to the table and take the risk of owning these new names.
I don't think Labour are going to lure away any voters who have gone to the pro-independence SNP by being silent on the issue of the constitution.
It shows the lure, the lure of this death cult to impressionable youngsters and it's very, very important that we do everything we can to try to safeguard our young people against the lure of this shocking, alien and extreme ideology.
They went hunting at night with a spotlight, and they spotted Cecil, they tied a dead animal to their vehicle to lure Cecil out of the park, and they scented an area about half a kilometer from the park.
Everybody has a different agenda for why they want to be in contention, whether it's shoring up someone's reputation or if you're a studio executive trying to lure more people to work with you because you've proven that you can create something that is recognized by the pinnacle of this industry.
Translations for lure
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- lokkemad, lokke, blink, lokkemiddelDanish
- Anlockungsmittel, anlocken, Köder, Lure, locken, Lockung, Reiz, Lockvogel, Lockmittel, ködernGerman
- atractivo, atraer, seducir, cebo, encantar, anzuelo, encantoSpanish
- houkutin, houkutella, vieheFinnish
- leurrer, attirer, leurre, attrait, séduireFrench
- esca, adescare, tentazione, attrazione, ammaliare, sedurre, tentare, attrattiva, incantare, richiamo, lusingaItalian
- 誘い出す, 誘い込む, 誘惑Japanese
- lokmiddel, lokkertjeDutch
- 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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