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English noun: lure

1. lure (attribute) qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward


Synonymscome-on, enticement


Broader (hypernym)attraction, attractiveness

2. lure (cognition) anything that serves as an enticement


Synonymsbait, come-on, hook, sweetener


Broader (hypernym)enticement, temptation

3. lure (artifact) something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed


Synonymsbait, decoy


Broader (hypernym)device


Narrower (hyponym)chum, fish lure, fisherman's lure, ground bait, stool pigeon


Part meronymtrap


English verb: lure

1. lure (communication) provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion


SamplesHe lured me into temptation.


Synonymsentice, tempt


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something


Broader (hypernym)provoke, stimulate


Narrower (hyponym)bait, call, decoy, hook, lead on, seduce, snare, stool, tweedle









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