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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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