Tempted vs Lured - What's the difference?

tempted | lured |


As verbs the difference between tempted and lured

is that tempted is (tempt) while lured is (lure).

tempted

English

Verb

(head)
  • (tempt)

  • tempt

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To provoke someone to do wrong, especially by promising a reward; to entice.
  • She tempted me to eat the apple.
  • To attract; to allure.
  • Its glossy skin tempted me.
  • To provoke something; to court.
  • It would be tempting fate.

    Derived terms

    * temptation * tempter * temptress * tempt fate * tempt providence

    lured

    English

    Verb

    (head)
  • (lure)
  • Anagrams

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    lure

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something that tempts or attracts, especially one with a promise of reward or pleasure.
  • (Milton)
  • (fishing) An artificial bait attached to a fishing line to attract fish.
  • A bunch of feathers attached to a line, used in falconry to recall the hawk.
  • * 1594 , , IV. i. 178:
  • My falcon now is sharp and passing empty, / And till she stoop she must not be full-gorged, / For then she never looks upon her lure .
  • A velvet smoothing brush.
  • (Knight)

    Verb

    (lur)
  • To attract by temptation etc.; to entice.
  • To recall a hawk with a lure.
  • Anagrams

    * ---- ==Norwegian Bokmål==

    Verb

  • deceive, trick
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