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1. lure

verb. ['ˈlʊr'] provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion.

Synonyms

  • decoy
  • entice
  • tweedle
  • snare
  • lead on
  • stimulate
  • hook
  • tempt
  • seduce
  • bait
  • provoke
  • call

Antonyms

  • cause to sleep
  • put option
  • contraindicate
  • free

Etymology

  • lure (Anglo-Norman)
  • loirre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

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Words that Rhyme with Lure

  • entrepreneur
  • pimplapure
  • observateur
  • premature
  • reinsure
  • procure
  • obscure
  • immature
  • beladur
  • amanpour
  • stamour
  • secure
  • rednour
  • reassure
  • mature
  • lumpur
  • lancour
  • impure
  • gochnour
  • gilmour
  • demure
  • brochure
  • bonjour
  • baldur
  • unsure
  • segur
  • mosur
  • manure
  • lesure
  • latour

How do you pronounce lure?

Pronounce lure as lʊr.

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Example sentences of the word lure


1. Verb, base form
Close the treat in your fist and lure your pet companion away from the door.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Begin training your dog to enter the crate on command without needing the lure of a treat.

3. Adjective
also lure beneficial insects, including ladybugs.

Quotes containing the word lure


1. The Moving Finger writes; and, having writ,Moves on: nor all thy Piety nor WitShall lure it back to cancel half a Line,Nor all thy Tears wash out a Word of it.
- Omar Khayyám

2. We all suffer under a curse, the curse that we know more than we can endure, and there is nothing, absolutely nothing we can do about the force and the lure of this knowledge.
- Anne Rice, Vittorio, The Vampire

3. My fingers positively itched to drift at length along their spines, to arrive at one whose lure I could not pass, to pluck it down, to inch it open, then to close my eyes and inhale the soul-sparking scent of old and literate dust.
- Kate Morton, The Distant Hours

2. lure

noun. ['ˈlʊr'] qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward.

Synonyms

  • attraction
  • come-on
  • enticement

Antonyms

  • de-energize
  • dissuade
  • stifle
  • undercharge

Etymology

  • lure (Anglo-Norman)
  • loirre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

3. lure

noun. ['ˈlʊr'] something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed.

Synonyms

  • stool pigeon
  • device
  • fisherman's lure
  • chum
  • fish lure
  • trap
  • bait
  • ground bait

Antonyms

  • desensitise
  • desensitize
  • deaden
  • sedate

Etymology

  • lure (Anglo-Norman)
  • loirre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))

4. lure

noun. ['ˈlʊr'] anything that serves as an enticement.

Synonyms

  • come-on
  • hook
  • sweetener
  • enticement
  • bait

Antonyms

  • unfasten
  • unhook
  • repel
  • bore

Etymology

  • lure (Anglo-Norman)
  • loirre (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
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