Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun lure

3 senses of lure

Sense 1
lure, enticement, come-on -- (qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward)
       => attraction, attractiveness -- (the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts; "her personality held a strange attraction for him")

Sense 2
bait, come-on, hook, lure, sweetener -- (anything that serves as an enticement)
       => temptation, enticement -- (something that seduces or has the quality to seduce)

Sense 3
bait, decoy, lure -- (something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed)
       => device -- (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb lure

1 sense of lure

Sense 1
entice, lure, tempt -- (provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation")
       => provoke, stimulate -- (provide the needed stimulus for)

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