to attract or tempt by something flattering or desirable.
to fascinate; charm.
to be attractive or tempting.
fascination; charm; appeal.
- al·lur·er, noun
- un·al·lured, adjective
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How to use allure in a sentence
Part of the allure of the roast chicken is its spiced kombu brine, a flavor pump bolstered by a basting of herb butter as the entree cooks.
Along with the allure of its exclusivity, the app’s major draw is the chance for users to join conversations hosted by celebrities like Musk, about trading app Robinhood’s impact on Wall Street, bitcoin, and brain implants.Clubhouse invite codes are becoming hot merchandise in China | Jane Li | February 3, 2021 | Quartz
The allure of being vaccinated and getting to normal is not quite reality because of the new variants and the underserved communities of the world not getting them.Coronavirus mutations add urgency to vaccination effort as experts warn of long battle ahead | Joel Achenbach, Ariana Eunjung Cha | January 30, 2021 | Washington Post
In winter, Colorado’s towering peaks and sweeping vistas sparkle with extra allure…but also extra risk, as staying safe takes more awareness and preparation, especially if you plan on venturing into mountainous terrain.How to Safely Explore Colorado's Backcountry This Year | Outside Editors | January 28, 2021 | Outside Online
Some agency execs say they recognize that retaining top talent will take more attention from leadership as the allure of a fun office culture no longer holds the same weight as it once did.‘Don’t care about those perks’: Employees are no longer staying at companies for a cool culture | Kristina Monllos | December 28, 2020 | Digiday
And to defectors from North Korea like Park and Jang, Hollywood films are a huge allure.North Korea’s Secret Movie Bootleggers: How Western Films Make It Into the Hermit Kingdom | Lizzie Crocker | December 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Marston wrote that Wonder Woman needed “all the strength of Superman plus all the allure of a good and beautiful woman.”Wonder Woman’s Creation Story Is Wilder Than You Could Ever Imagine | Tom Arnold-Forster | November 3, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
“Carrie Bradshaw was so pivotal in creating the allure of the New York City woman,” Arora says.
Its remote setting added to the exotic allure of its being the principal pilgrimage site for such an obscure religion.Fighting Back With Faith: Inside the Yezidis’ Iraqi Temple | Michael Luongo | August 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But that may just add to the allure for these fledgling leaders.So You Want to Rule a Kingdom? A Wacky History of One-Man Nations | Nina Strochlic | July 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Their cry is a kind of groan, which the huntsmen imitate in order to allure them.Buffon's Natural History. Volume VII (of 10) | Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon
We have already seen that early attempts were made to allure the members to their duty by payment.A short history of Rhode Island | George Washington Greene
She flashed at him over her shoulder a smile that had all the allure of lovely youth.The Highgrader | William MacLeod Raine
Let us not pay attention to those deceptive lights which the world holds out to allure and destroy.Female Scripture Biographies, Vol. II | Francis Augustus Cox
Neither hot nor cold, the whole aspect of the dinner-table resisted and repelled the gaze, and made no pretensions to allure it.Rhoda Fleming, Complete | George Meredith
British Dictionary definitions for allure
(tr) to entice or tempt (someone) to a person or place or to a course of action; attract
attractiveness; appeal: the cottage's allure was its isolation
- allurement, noun
- allurer, noun
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