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 skillfully, as by arousing hopes or desires: The teacher tried to entice the shy child into entering the classroom.Inveigle implies winning over by coaxing, flattery, or artful talk: He inveigled a friend into becoming his law partner. To decoy is to trap or ensnare by cunning or deception: Partisans dressed as simple farmers decoyed the soldiers into the crossfire.Tempt implies an encouragement or an attraction to do something, especially something immoral, unwise, or contrary to one's better judgment: I am tempted to tell him what I really think of him. 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).
You can always walk away, she told him, repeating the words Darkyn used to lure her into the deal they made originally.
Jackson frantically searched his mind for ways to lure him away from here.
At the very beginning of the war our armies were divided, and our sole aim was to unite them, though uniting the armies was no advantage if we meant to retire and lure the enemy into the depths of the country.
And it had been Katie who sent him that picture - to lure him up here?
The angler is believed to attract other fishes by means of its lure, and then to seize them with its enormous jaws.