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lure

 (lo͝or)
n.
1.
a. Something that tempts or attracts with the promise of pleasure or reward: the lure of the open road.
b. An attraction or appeal: Living on the ocean has a lure for many retirees.
2. A decoy used in catching animals, especially an artificial bait used in catching fish.
3. A bunch of feathers attached to a long cord, used in falconry to recall the hawk.
tr.v. lured, lur·ing, lures
1. To attract or entice, especially by wiles or temptation: Customers were lured to the store by ads promising big discounts.
2. To recall (a falcon) with a lure.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, of Germanic origin.]

lur′er n.
lur′ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: lure, entice, decoy, tempt, seduce
These verbs mean to lead or attempt to lead into a wrong or foolish course: Lure suggests the use of something that attracts like bait: Industry often lures scientists from universities by offering them huge salaries. To entice is to draw on by arousing one's interests, hopes, or desires: The new arrivals were enticed by the state's sunny climate and decent salaries. To decoy is to trap or ensnare by cunning or deception: The partisans caused a disturbance to decoy the enemy patrol into a crossfire. Tempt implies an encouragement or an attraction to do something, especially something immoral, unwise, or contrary to one's better judgment: "the argument ... that options tempt [executives] to corrupt behavior that no decent shareholder would wish to profit from" (Michael Kinsley).
To seduce is to entice away and usually suggests the overcoming of moral resistance: "The French King attempted by splendid offers to seduce him from the cause of the Republic" (Thomas Macaulay).

lure

(lʊə)
vb (tr)
1. (sometimes foll by: away or into) to tempt or attract by the promise of some type of reward
2. (Falconry) falconry to entice (a hawk or falcon) from the air to the falconer by a lure
n
3. a person or thing that lures
4. (Angling) angling any of various types of brightly-coloured artificial spinning baits, usually consisting of a plastic or metal body mounted with hooks and trimmed with feathers, etc. See jig, plug, spoon
5. (Falconry) falconry a feathered decoy to which small pieces of meat can be attached and which is equipped with a long thong
[C14: from Old French loirre falconer's lure, from Germanic; related to Old English lathian to invite]
ˈlurer n

lure

(lʊər)

n., v. lured, lur•ing. n.
1. anything that attracts, entices, or allures.
2. the power of attracting or enticing.
3. a decoy; live or esp. artificial bait used in fishing or trapping.
4. a feathered decoy used in falconry to recall a hawk.
5. a flap or tassel dangling from the dorsal fin of pediculate fishes, as the angler, that attracts prey to the mouth region.
v.t.
6. to attract, entice, or tempt; allure.
7. to draw or recall, as by a lure or decoy.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Anglo-French, Old French luere < Frankish *lothr-, c. Middle High German luoder bait]
lur′er, n.
lur′ing•ly, adv.

lure


Past participle: lured
Gerund: luring

Imperative
lure
lure
Present
I lure
you lure
he/she/it lures
we lure
you lure
they lure
Preterite
I lured
you lured
he/she/it lured
we lured
you lured
they lured
Present Continuous
I am luring
you are luring
he/she/it is luring
we are luring
you are luring
they are luring
Present Perfect
I have lured
you have lured
he/she/it has lured
we have lured
you have lured
they have lured
Past Continuous
I was luring
you were luring
he/she/it was luring
we were luring
you were luring
they were luring
Past Perfect
I had lured
you had lured
he/she/it had lured
we had lured
you had lured
they had lured
Future
I will lure
you will lure
he/she/it will lure
we will lure
you will lure
they will lure
Future Perfect
I will have lured
you will have lured
he/she/it will have lured
we will have lured
you will have lured
they will have lured
Future Continuous
I will be luring
you will be luring
he/she/it will be luring
we will be luring
you will be luring
they will be luring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been luring
you have been luring
he/she/it has been luring
we have been luring
you have been luring
they have been luring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been luring
you will have been luring
he/she/it will have been luring
we will have been luring
you will have been luring
they will have been luring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been luring
you had been luring
he/she/it had been luring
we had been luring
you had been luring
they had been luring
Conditional
I would lure
you would lure
he/she/it would lure
we would lure
you would lure
they would lure
Past Conditional
I would have lured
you would have lured
he/she/it would have lured
we would have lured
you would have lured
they would have lured
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.lure - qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of rewardlure - qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
attractiveness, attraction - the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts; "her personality held a strange attraction for him"
2.lure - anything that serves as an enticementlure - anything that serves as an enticement
enticement, temptation - something that seduces or has the quality to seduce
3.lure - something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killedlure - something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed
chum - bait consisting of chopped fish and fish oils that are dumped overboard to attract fish
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
fish lure, fisherman's lure - (angling) any bright artificial bait consisting of plastic or metal mounted with hooks and trimmed with feathers
ground bait - bait scattered on the water to attract fish
stool pigeon - a dummy pigeon used to decoy others
trap - a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned
Verb1.lure - provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation"
snare, hook - entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three potential customers"
seduce - lure or entice away from duty, principles, or proper conduct; "She was seduced by the temptation of easy money and started to work in a massage parlor"
call - lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; "Call ducks"
stool - lure with a stool, as of wild fowl
lead on - entice or induce especially when unwise or mistaken
tweedle - entice through the use of music
provoke, stimulate - provide the needed stimulus for
decoy - lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy
bait - lure, entice, or entrap with bait

lure

verb
1. tempt, draw, attract, invite, trick, seduce, entice, beckon, lead on, allure, decoy, ensnare, inveigle They did not realise that they were being lured into a trap.
noun
1. temptation, attraction, incentive, bait, carrot (informal), magnet, inducement, decoy, enticement, siren song, allurement The lure of rural life is proving as strong as ever.

lure

noun
1. Something that attracts, especially with the promise of pleasure or reward:
2. Something that leads one into a place or situation from which escape is difficult:
verb
1. To beguile or draw into a wrong or foolish course of action:
Idiom: lead astray.
2. To direct or impel to oneself by some quality or action:
Informal: pull.
Translations
إغواء، إغراءيَغوي، يُغْري
lákadlolákatvnadidlo
lokkelokkemadtiltrækningskraft
houkutinviehe
aîdráttarafl; freistinglokka, tæla
gundytimasalasvilionėvilioti
kārdinājumskārdinātvilinājumsvilināt
vnadidlo
cazibeçekmekcezbetmek

lure

[ljʊəʳ]
A. N (= decoy) → señuelo m; (= bait) → cebo m (fig) → atractivo m, aliciente m, encanto m
B. VT [+ person] → atraer; [+ animal] → atraer (con un señuelo)
to lure sb into a traphacer que algn caiga en una trampa
they lured him into the houseconsiguieron con artimañas que entrara en la casa
he was lured away from the company by a more lucrative offerdejó la empresa atraído por una oferta más lucrativa

lure

[ˈljʊər ˈlʊər]
n
(= attraction) → attrait m
the lure of rural life → l'attrait de la vie à la campagne
Keep him away from the lure of other women
BUT Ne le laissez pas succomber au charme des autres femmes.
(for fish)appât m
vt
(= entice) (with bad intentions)attirer par la ruse, persuader par la ruse
to lure sb into sth [+ trap, dangerous place] → attirer qn dans qch
He lured her to his home → Il l'a attirée chez lui.
(= attract) [+ customers] → attirer
to lure sb into [+ shop, restaurant] → attirer qn dans
plans to lure viewers to the new channel → un plan pour attirer les téléspectateurs vers la nouvelle chaîne
lure away
vt sep [+ person] to lure sb away from sth → éloigner qn de qch
Out-of-town stores continue to lure shoppers away from town centres → Les magasins situés à la périphérie des villes continuent d'attirer des clients au détriment des commerces de centre-ville.

lure

n (= bait)Köder m; (= person, for hawk) → Lockvogel m; (general) → Lockmittel nt; (fig: of city, sea etc) → Verlockungen pl; the lure of the wildder lockende Ruf der Wildnis
vtanlocken; to lure somebody away from somethingjdn von etw weg- or fortlocken; to lure somebody/an animal into a trapjdn/ein Tier in eine Falle locken; to lure somebody/an animal outjdn/ein Tier herauslocken

lure

[ljʊəʳ]
1. n (decoy, bait) → richiamo, esca (fig) (charm) → attrazione f, lusinga
2. vtattirare (con l'inganno)
to lure sb into a trap → attirare qn in una trappola
to lure out → far uscire con l'inganno

lure

(luə) noun
attraction; something very attractive or tempting. The lure of his mother's good cooking brought him back home.
verb
to tempt or attract. The bright lights of the city lured him away from home.
References in classic literature ?
If hereafter any highly cultured, poetical nation shall lure back to their birth-right, the merry May-day gods of old; and livingly enthrone them again in the now egotistical sky; in the now unhaunted hill; then be sure, exalted to Jove's high seat, the great Sperm Whale shall lord it.
Lore (two syllables) was a water nymph who used to sit on a high rock called the Ley or Lei (pronounced like our word LIE) in the Rhine, and lure boatmen to destruction in a furious rapid which marred the channel at that spot.
Never fear that I wish to lure you into error--to make you my mistress.
She tried again and again to lure him into an unconscious confession of the pleasure which he felt already in the society of the beautiful Miss Bygrave; she twined herself in and out of every weakness in his character, as the frogs and efts twined themselves in and out of the rock-work of her Aquarium.
No silken madam, by your leave, Though wondrous, wondrous she be, Can lure this heart--upon my sleeve-- From little pink-print Hebe.
As when a Ship by skilful Stearsman wrought Nigh Rivers mouth or Foreland, where the Wind Veres oft, as oft so steers, and shifts her Saile; So varied hee, and of his tortuous Traine Curld many a wanton wreath in sight of EVE, To lure her Eye; shee busied heard the sound Of rusling Leaves, but minded not, as us'd To such disport before her through the Field, From every Beast, more duteous at her call, Then at CIRCEAN call the Herd disguis'd.
So after my enemies had gone to seek other prey, he tried to lure me from my corner in order to force me into the street.
As I gazed at it on that far-gone night it seemed to call across the unthinkable void, to lure me to it, to draw me as the lodestone attracts a particle of iron.
The mother, who had long foreseen that her son must some time know of those frightful years during which his father had roamed the jungle, a naked, savage beast of prey, only shook her head, hoping against hope that the lure she knew was still strong in the father's breast had not been transmitted to his son.
beauty of to-night I need my friend to praise, So take the lute to lure him on Through the fragrant, dew-lit ways.
When some are seen advancing and some retreating, it is a lure.
Desirous to dispel entirely this timidity, and to open a trade with the simple inhabitants of the hut, who, he did not doubt, had furs somewhere concealed, the captain now drew forth that grand lure in the eyes of a savage, a pocket mirror.