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  • nounbait
  • verbattract, seduce

synonyms for lure

  • allurement
  • ambush
  • appeal
  • attraction
  • bribe
  • call
  • camouflage
  • carrot
  • come-on
  • decoy
  • delusion
  • draw
  • enticement
  • fake
  • gimmick
  • hook
  • illusion
  • incentive
  • inducement
  • invitation
  • magnet
  • mousetrap
  • pull
  • seduction
  • snare
  • sweetener
  • temptation
  • tout
  • trap
  • trick
  • con game
  • inveiglement
  • seducement
  • siren song
  • sitting duck
See also synonyms for: lured / luring
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antonyms for lure

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  • certainty
  • discouragement
  • fact
  • hindrance
  • reality
  • repulsion
  • truth
  • deterrent
  • warning
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How to use lure in a sentence

After a lifetime of using petroleum-based materials, the lure of “planet-friendly” plastics is hard to dispute.
WHAT DO THE NUMBERS ON PLASTIC MEAN? AND 3 OTHER TRASHY QUESTIONS, ANSWERED.JOHN KENNEDYAUGUST 19, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
The marketplace is a lure for both influencers and advertisers, while the new tech acquisitions will make it easier to put products in front of customers and convince them to buy them.
SNAPCHAT WANTS A PIECE OF THE SOCIAL MARKETPLACEJORDAN LEBEAUMAY 12, 2021QUARTZ
It was the 10th anniversary for Pwn2Own, a contest that draws elite hackers from around the globe with the lure of big cash prizes if they manage to exploit previously undiscovered software vulnerabilities, known as “zero-days.”
HOW CHINA TURNED A PRIZE-WINNING IPHONE HACK AGAINST THE UYGHURSPATRICK HOWELL O'NEILLMAY 6, 2021MIT TECHNOLOGY REVIEW
The promise of owning content to deliver ads fueled by mobile subscriber data was a powerful lure driving Verizon to acquire two of the web’s oldest and best-known media brands.
HOW VERIZON’S SELF-IMPOSED DATA PRIVACY LIMITS CONTRIBUTED TO THE DEMISE OF ITS MEDIA AMBITIONSKATE KAYEMAY 6, 2021DIGIDAY
The lure of March Madness is always chaos, but this one is especially chaotic, a spectacular mess that cannot be contained.
MARCH MADNESS HAS LONG BEEN THE NCAA’S MAGIC ERASER. THIS TIME IT’S A HIGHLIGHTER.JERRY BREWERMARCH 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
For skiers, snowboarders and hikers, the lure of backcountry mountain slopes that are steep and snow that is deep can be irresistible.
IN A HISTORICALLY DEADLY AVALANCHE SEASON, RESCUERS EXPLAIN WHY THEY RACE THE ODDSCINDY BORENMARCH 25, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Ever since moving to Atlanta at age 9, Farrish couldn’t help but succumb to the lure of hip-hop’s current mecca, citing Travis Scott, Saint Jhn and PARTYNEXTDOOR as influences.
GRAMMY WINNERS OF TOMORROWJOSHUA EFERIGHEMARCH 14, 2021OZY
To test the lure hypothesis, the researchers exposed Platynereis dumerilii worms in petri dishes to the pheromone mimics and watched.
CONE SNAIL VENOM MAY TRICK MATE-SEEKING WORMS INTO BECOMING MEALSJONATHAN LAMBERTMARCH 12, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
With that in mind, I tested the three basic types of line with various lure knots.
THE STRONGEST FISHING KNOTS YOU CAN TIEBY JOHN MERWIN/FIELD & STREAMMARCH 2, 2021POPULAR-SCIENCE
For branded searches, the lure of the top result held steady when it came to tablet users, but there wasn’t a significant difference between desktop and smartphone users.
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WORDS RELATED TO LURE

  • attract
  • bait
  • beguile
  • bewitch
  • cajole
  • captivate
  • charm
  • coax
  • come on
  • decoy
  • draw
  • enchant
  • entrap
  • fascinate
  • hook
  • inveigle
  • lead on
  • lure
  • magnetize
  • persuade
  • pull
  • seduce
  • suck in
  • sweep off feet
  • tempt
  • turn on
  • wile
  • win over
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