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 for lure
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lure \Lure\, v. i.
     To recall a hawk or other animal.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lure \Lure\, n. [OF. loire, loirre, loerre, F. leurre lure,
     decoy; of German origin; cf. MHG. luoder, G. luder lure,
     carrion.]
     1. A contrivance somewhat resembling a bird, and often baited
        with raw meat; -- used by falconers in recalling hawks.
        --Shak.
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     2. Any enticement; that which invites by the prospect of
        advantage or pleasure; a decoy. --Milton.
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     3. (Hat Making) A velvet smoothing brush. --Knight.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Lure \Lure\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Lured; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Luring.] [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.
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           I am not lured with love.                --Piers
                                                    Plowman.
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           And various science lures the learned eye. --Gay.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  lure
      n 1: qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of
           reward [syn: lure, enticement, come-on]
      2: anything that serves as an enticement [syn: bait, come-
         on, hook, lure, sweetener]
      3: something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so
         they can be trapped or killed [syn: bait, decoy, lure]
      v 1: provoke someone to do something through (often false or
           exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into
           temptation" [syn: entice, lure, tempt]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  158 Moby Thesaurus words for "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
  
  

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