Definition of Allure

1. Noun. The power to entice or attract through personal charm.

Exact synonyms: Allurement, Temptingness
Generic synonyms: Attraction, Attractiveness
Specialized synonyms: Invitation
Derivative terms: Tempting



2. Verb. Dispose or incline or entice to. "They allure him to write the letter"; "We were tempted by the delicious-looking food"
Exact synonyms: Tempt
Generic synonyms: Bid, Invite
Entails: Appeal, Attract
Derivative terms: Allurement, Allurement, Temptable, Temptation, Tempter

Definition of Allure

1. v. t. To attempt to draw; to tempt by a lure or bait, that is, by the offer of some good, real or apparent; to invite by something flattering or acceptable; to entice; to attract.

2. n. Allurement.

3. n. Gait; bearing.

Definition of Allure

1. Noun. The power to attract, entice; the quality causing attraction. ¹

2. Noun. gait; bearing ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To entice; to attract. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Allure

1. to attract with something desirable [v -LURED, -LURING, -LURES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Allure

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allthough
alluaivite
alluaudite
allude
alluded
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alluding
allulose
allumette
alluminor
alluminors
allurance
allurances
allure (current term)
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alluringness
allurings
allus
allusion
allusions
allusive

Literary usage of Allure

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1. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1902)
"... whilst retaining its richness and its savour, it has shed whatever fails to allure and to fascinate.' Unique specimens as they are of what was soon to ..."

2. A concise Anglo-Saxon dictionary for the use of students by John R. Clark Hall (1916)
"... allure, seduce, mislead, persuade, instigate, Л5,АО,СР. span-e, -u, pi. ... allure ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... place lights on cliffs to allure and destroy vessels in quest of refuge, so the Prince of this world lights the fires of false knowledge in order to ..."

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