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lurch | lurcher | lurching | lurchline | lurdan | lure | lurg | lurid | luridly | luridness | lurk

lure

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Noun, Verb (transitive)
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2 in 2 verses (in OT : 2 in 2 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

luren. [OF. loire, loirre, loerre, F. leurre lure, decoy; of German origin; cf. MHG. luoder, G. luder lure, carrion.].
  •  A contrivance somewhat resembling a bird, and often baited with raw meat; -- used by falconers in recalling hawks.  Shak.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Any enticement; that which invites by the prospect of advantage or pleasure; a decoy.  Milton.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A velvet smoothing brush.  Knight.  [1913 Webster]
lurev. t. [OF. loirer, loirier, F. leurrer. See Lure, n.].
     To draw to the lure; hence, to allure or invite by means of anything that promises pleasure or advantage; to entice; to attract.  [1913 Webster]
    "I am not lured with love."  [1913 Webster]
    "And various science lures the learned eye."  [1913 Webster]
lurev. i. 
     To recall a hawk or other animal.  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

lure, v. & n.
--v.tr.
1 (usu. foll. by away, into) entice (a person, an animal, etc.) usu. with some form of bait.
2 attract back again or recall (a person, animal, etc.) with the promise of a reward.
--n.
1 a thing used to entice.
2 (usu. foll. by of) the attractive or compelling qualities (of a pursuit etc.).
3 a falconer's apparatus for recalling a hawk, consisting of a bunch of feathers attached to a thong, within which the hawk finds food while being trained.

Derivative
luring adj. luringly adv.
lure, var. of LUR.

THESAURUS

lure

adduct, adductor, allure, allurement, appeal, attract, attractant, attraction, attractiveness, attrahent, bag, bait, bait the hook, baited trap, be magnetic, beguile, bewitch, birdlime, blandish, bola, bribe, bring, cajole, call, captivate, capture, carrot, carry, catch, catch out, center, center of attraction, charm, coax, cobweb, come-on, con, cynosure, decide, decoy, decoy duck, determine, dispose, drag, dragnet, draw, draw in, draw on, draw towards, drawcard, drawing card, drawing power, enchant, encouragement, endearment, engage, enlist, enmesh, ensnare, ensnarl, entangle, entice, enticement, entoil, entrap, enweb, fascinate, fillip, fishhook, flirt, flirt with, fly, focus, get to do, gill net, gin, give the come-on, ground bait, have an attraction, hook, hook in, illusion, incentive, incitement, incline, induce, inducement, influence, interest, interest in, inveigle, inveiglement, invitation, invite, jig, lariat, lasso, lead, lead on, lime, magnet, magnetize, mesh, meshes, net, noose, offer bait to, payment, percentage, persuade, persuasive, plug, pound net, procure, profit, prompt, provocation, pull, pull towards, purse seine, reward, rope, rope in, seduce, seducement, seduction, seine, siren song, snare, snarl, sniggle, spinner, spread the toils, springe, squid, stale, stimulation, stimulative, stimulus, suck in, sway, sweetener, sweetening, tangle, tempt, temptation, toils, toll, train, trap, trawl, trip, tug, wheedle, whet, wind, wobbler, woo

ROGET THESAURUS

lure

Motive

N motive, springs of action, wellsprings of action, reason, ground, call, principle, by end, by purpose, mainspring, primum mobile, keystone, the why and the wherefore, pro and con, reason why, secret motive, arriere pensee, intention, inducement, consideration, attraction, loadstone, magnet, magnetism, magnetic force, allectation, allective, temptation, enticement, agacerie, allurement, witchery, bewitchment, bewitchery, charm, spell, fascination, blandishment, cajolery, seduction, seducement, honeyed words, voice of the tempter, song of the Sirens forbidden fruit, golden apple, persuasibility, persuasibleness, attractability, impressibility, susceptibility, softness, persuasiveness, attractiveness, tantalization, influence, prompting, dictate, instance, impulse, impulsion, incitement, incitation, press, instigation, provocation, inspiration, persuasion, suasion, encouragement, advocacy, exhortation, advice, solicitation, lobbyism, pull, incentive, stimulus, spur, fillip, whip, goad, ankus, rowel, provocative, whet, dram, bribe, lure, decoy, decoy duck, bait, trail of a red herring, bribery and corruption, sop, sop for Cerberus, prompter, tempter, seducer, seductor, instigator, firebrand, incendiary, Siren, Circe, agent provocateur, lobbyist, impulsive, motive, suasive, suasory, persuasive, persuasory, hortative, hortatory, protreptical, inviting, tempting suasive, suasory, seductive, attractive, fascinating, provocative, induced, disposed, persuadable, spellbound, instinct with, smitten with, infatuated, inspired, by, because, therefore, from this motive, from that motive, for this reason, for that reason, for, by reason of, for the sake of, count of, out of, from, as, forasmuch as, for all the world, on principle, fax mentis incendium gloriae, temptation hath a music for all ears, to beguile many and be beguiled by one.

VB induce, move, draw, draw on, bring in its train, give an impulse, to, inspire, put up to, prompt, call up, attract, beckon, stimulate, spirit up, inspirit, rouse, arouse, animate, incite, foment, provoke, instigate, set on, actuate, act upon, work upon, operate upon, encourage, pat on the back, pat on the shoulder, clap on the back, clap on the shoulder, influence, weigh with, bias, sway, incline, dispose, predispose, turn the scale, inoculate, lead by the nose, have influence with, have influence over, have influence upon, exercise influence with, exercise influence over, exercise influence upon, go round, come round one, turn the head, magnetize, lobby, persuade, prevail with, prevail upon, overcome, carry, bring round to one's senses, bring to one's senses, draw over, win over, gain over, come over, talk over, procure, enlist, engage, invite, court, tempt, seduce, overpersuade, entice, allure, captivate, fascinate, bewitch, carry away, charm, conciliate, wheedle, coax, lure, inveigle, tantalize, cajole, tamper with, bribe, suborn, grease the palm, bait with a silver hook, gild the pill, make things pleasant, put a sop into the pan, throw a sop to, bait the hook, enforce, force, impel, propel, whip, lash, goad, spur, prick, urge, egg on, hound, hurry on, drag, exhort, advise, call upon, press, advocate, set an example, set the fashion, keep in countenance, be persuaded, yield to temptation, come round, concede, obey a call, follow advice, follow the bent, follow the dictates of, act on principle.

Deception

VB deceive, take in, defraud, cheat, jockey, do, cozen, diddle, nab, chouse, play one false, bilk, cully, jilt, bite, pluck, swindle, victimize, abuse, mystify, blind one's eyes, blindfold, hoodwink, throw dust into the eyes, dupe, gull, hoax, fool, befool, bamboozle, flimflam, hornswoggle, trick, impose upon, practice upon, play upon, put upon, palm off on, palm upon, foist upon, snatch a verdict, bluff off, bluff, bunko, four flush, gum, spoof, stuff (a ballot box), circumvent, overreach, outreach, out wit, out maneuver, steal a march upon, give the go-by, to leave in the lurch decoy, waylay, lure, beguile, delude, inveigle, entrap, intrap, ensnare, nick, springe, set a trap, lay a trap, lay a snare for, bait the hook, forelay, spread the toils, lime, trapan, trepan, kidnap, let in, hook in, nousle, nousel, blind a trail, enmesh, immesh, shanghai, catch, catch in a trap, sniggle, entangle, illaqueate, hocus, escamoter, practice on one's credulity, hum, humbug, gammon, stuff up, sell, play a trick upon one, play a practical joke upon one, put something over on one, put one over on, balk, trip up, throw a tub to a whale, fool to the top of one's bent, send on a fool's errand, make game, make a fool of, make an April fool of, make an ass of, trifle with, cajole, flatter, come over, gild the pill, make things pleasant, divert, put a good face upon, dissemble, cog, cog the dice, load the dice, stack the deck, live by one's wits, play at hide and seek, obtain money under false pretenses, conjure, juggle, practice chicanery, deacon, play off, palm off, foist off, fob-off, lie, misinform, mislead, betray, be deceived.


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