Student Thesaurus

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Entry Word: lure
Function: noun
Text: 1 something that persuades one to perform an action for pleasure or gain <the promise of easy money is always the lure for some people to take up a life of crime>
Synonyms allurement, bait, enticement, temptation, turn-on
Related Words appeal, call; attraction, goad, incentive, inducement, persuasion, seduction, spur; decoy, snare, trap
Near Antonyms caution, warning
2 something used to attract animals to a hook or into a trap <the fish simply didn't seem to like the lure I was using, and I didn't catch a thing> -- see BAIT 1
3 the act or pressure of giving in to a desire especially when ill-advised <the lure of the carnival was distracting me from my studies> -- see TEMPTATION 1