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Synonyms for lure
lʊərlure

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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. lurenoun

    Synonyms:
    allurement

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lure, enticement, come-onnoun

    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, sweetenernoun

    anything that serves as an enticement

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

  3. bait, decoy, lureverb

    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, temptverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. lurenoun

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

  2. lureverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. lurenoun

    Synonyms:
    decoy, enticement, bait

  2. lureverb

    Synonyms:
    entice, tempt, seduce, allure, decoy

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How to use lure in a sentence?

  1. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Now new traders might have realized how risky Stock Market is especially shares purchased @2800 or above price. Most have lost their entire life savings invested in shares or MF or SIP. After a year so this capital market will again lure another set of donkeys so called traders when big private companies will artificially increasing share price

  2. Theo Bronkhorst:

    Absolute nonsense, the animal was already on an elephant carcass. We didn't even have to lure him, he was there. He was already on an elephant carcass that was lying there.

  3. Omar Khayym:

    The Moving Finger writes and, having writ, Moves on nor all your Piety nor Wit Shall lure it back to cancel half a Line, Nor all your Tears wash out a Word of it.

  4. The UAW:

    Related ImageExpand / ContractSouth Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley says her state doesn't need unions. ( AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)( The Associated Press) Right-to-work laws mean workers at unionized plants do not have to join the labor organization. Haley, whose efforts have brought major investments from companies including Continental Tire and Boeing, recently went toe-to toe with the International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which sought to organize 3,000 workers at an aircraft plant she helped lure in 2011 with a $ 450 million package of tax incentives. The union suspended its effort to organize the Boeing plant after a rocky start. Haley, who said at her January state of the union address that South Carolina has an international reputation for being a state that does n’t want unions, because we don’t need unions, we have been successful in attracting some of the world’s top corporate citizens and paving the way for expansion of the businesses we already have because our right-to-work law strengthens the direct relationship our employers have with employees, Haley said. Our best advice to The UAW is to ask the IAM about how South Carolina workers view unions.

  5. Daniel Smilov:

    The people's will was clearly expressed at the referendum, electronic voting will lure new groups of people to vote.


Translations for lure

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  • إغراءArabic
  • lokkemad, lokke, blink, lokkemiddelDanish
  • Reiz, Lockung, Lure, Anlockungsmittel, Lockvogel, anlocken, ködern, locken, Köder, LockmittelGerman
  • logiEsperanto
  • seducir, anzuelo, encantar, atraer, cebo, encanto, atractivoSpanish
  • عاشقانهPersian
  • viehe, houkutin, houkutellaFinnish
  • attirer, leurre, leurrer, séduire, attraitFrench
  • anzolGalician
  • sedurre, incantare, ammaliare, attrazione, tentazione, adescare, richiamo, esca, tentare, attrattiva, lusingaItalian
  • 誘い出す, 誘い込む, 誘惑Japanese
  • equidemLatin
  • lokkertje, lokmiddelDutch
  • agnNorwegian
  • isca, atrairPortuguese
  • манить, соблазнять, завлекать, блесна, приманивать, приманкаRussian
  • agn, beteSwedish
  • கவரும்Tamil
  • ఊరించు, గాలము, ఎరTelugu
  • เย้ายวนใจThai
  • yemlemek, câzibe, yem, ayartmak, çekmek, cezbetmek, kandırmak, çığırtkan, aklını çelmekTurkish
  • Chinese

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