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lure

noun

1 lure

Qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward.

synonyms: come-on, enticement.

Dutch: lokmiddel



2 lure

Anything that serves as an enticement.

synonyms: bait, come-on, hook, sweetener.

Dutch: aas, lokaas, lokkertje, lokmiddel
Polish: ponęta

3 lure

Something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed.

synonyms: bait, decoy.

Roget 615: motive, springs of action, wellsprings of action.    reason, ground, call, principle; by end, by purpose; mainspring, primum mobile [Lat.], keystone; the why and the wherefore; ... show more

Dutch: aas, afleiding, eendenkooi, lokaas, lokmiddel, lokspijs, lokvogel, voer

verb

1 lure

Provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion:
— He lured me into temptation.

synonyms: entice, tempt.

Roget 545: deceive, take in; defraud, cheat, jockey, do, cozen, diddle, nab, chouse, play one false, bilk, cully, jilt, ... show more

Roget 615: induce, move; draw, draw on; bring in its train, give an impulse etc. n.; to; inspire; put up to, prompt, call up; attract, ... show more

Dutch: aanlokken, aantrekken, lokken, meelokken, tronen, verleiden, verlokken


Moby thesaurus: adduct, adductor, allure, allurement, appeal, attract, attractant, attraction, attractiveness, attrahent, bag, bait, bait the hook, baited trap, be magnetic, beguile, bewitch, birdlime, blandish, bola ... show more.

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