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lure

lure

 
 
pronunciation:
lur
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: anything that attracts by some desirable quality.
the lure of luxury
synonyms:
bait, enticement
similar words:
allure, blandishment, bribe, call, come-on, draw, inducement, magnet, snare, tease, temptation
definition 2: bait used to attract and catch animals, esp. an artificial bait for fish.
synonyms:
bait, fly
similar words:
decoy
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: lured, lures, luring
definition: to attract, as by a desirable quality.
They lured him with money.
synonyms:
allure, entice, seduce
antonyms:
repel
similar words:
attract, beckon, beguile, cajole, call, decoy, snare, tempt
derivation: luringly (adv.)
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