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lure

noun (n)

  • qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward (noun.attribute)
    Synonym: come-on, enticement
    source: wordnet30
  • anything that serves as an enticement (noun.cognition)
    Synonym: bait, come-on, hook, sweetener
    source: wordnet30
  • something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed (noun.artifact)
    Synonym: bait, decoy
    source: wordnet30
  • A contrivance somewhat resembling a bird, and often baited with raw meat; -- used by falconers in recalling hawks. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion (verb.communication)
    Synonym: entice, tempt
    Example:
    He lured me into temptation.
    source: wordnet30
  • To draw to the lure; hence, to allure or invite by means of anything that promises pleasure or advantage; to entice; to attract. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To recall a hawk or other animal. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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