noun qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
noun anything that serves as an enticement
come-on; bait; sweetener; hook.
noun something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
verb provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
- He lured me into temptation
, F. leurre
lure, decoy; of German origin; cf. MHG. luoder
, G. luder
- A contrivance somewhat resembling a bird, and often baited with raw meat; -- used by falconers in recalling hawks.
- Any enticement; that which invites by the prospect of advantage or pleasure; a decoy.
- (Hat Making) A velvet smoothing brush.
Lure transitive verb
, F. leurrer
. See Lure
imperfect & past participle Lured ; present participle & verbal noun Luring
- To draw to the lure; hence, to allure or invite by means of anything that promises pleasure or advantage; to entice; to attract.
I am not lured with love.
And various science lures the learned eye.
Lure intransitive verb
- To recall a hawk or other animal.
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