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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  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.

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

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

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

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  1. lurenoun


Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 2 votes

  1. lure, enticement, come-onnoun

    qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward

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

  2. bait, come-on, hook, lure, sweetenernoun

    anything that serves as an enticement

    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

    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"

    allure, invite, influence, tempt, entice, charm

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. lurenoun

    enticement, bait, attraction, allurement, decoy, temptation

  2. lureverb

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

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  1. lurenoun

    decoy, enticement, bait

  2. lureverb

    entice, tempt, seduce, allure, decoy

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  1. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott:

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott addressed Bilardi's alleged suicide attack in comments to the press Thursday. This is a horrific situation -- an absolutely horrific situation -- and it shows the lure of this death cult to impressionable youngsters, 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Johnny Rodrigues:

    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.

  4. 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

  5. Victor DeNoble:

    The tobacco industry now says' we made mistakes and we want to correct them, and that's why we want you to join us,' the lure is still public health. But I'm older and wiser and I can't trust an industry that has repeatedly broken its promises.

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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