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Definition 1: something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for lure in the sense of this definition

(lure is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is a kind of lure ) bait consisting of chopped fish and fish oils that are dumped overboard to attract fish

(... is a kind of lure ) (angling) any bright artificial bait consisting of plastic or metal mounted with hooks and trimmed with feathers

(... is a kind of lure ) bait scattered on the water to attract fish

(... is a kind of lure ) a dummy pigeon used to decoy others

(... is part of lure) a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned

Definition 2: qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for lure in the sense of this definition

(lure is a kind of ...) the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts

"her personality held a strange attraction for him"

Definition 3: anything that serves as an enticement - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for lure in the sense of this definition

(lure is a kind of ...) something that seduces or has the quality to seduce

Definition 4: provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion - [verb of communication]

Samples where lure or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He lured me into temptation

Synonyms for lure in the sense of this definition

(lure is a kind of ...) provide the needed stimulus for

(... is a kind of lure ) entice and trap

"The car salesman had snared three potential customers"

(... is a kind of lure ) lure or entice away from duty, principles, or proper conduct

"She was seduced by the temptation of easy money and started to work in a massage parlor"

(... is a kind of lure ) lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal

"Call ducks"

(... is a kind of lure ) lure with a stool, as of wild fowl

(... is a kind of lure ) entice or induce especially when unwise or mistaken

(... is a kind of lure ) entice through the use of music

(... is a kind of lure ) lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy

(... is a kind of lure ) lure, entice, or entrap with bait

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