- to attract or tempt by something flattering or desirable.
- to fascinate; charm.
- to be attractive or tempting.
- fascination; charm; appeal.
Origin of allure1
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- a passageway, as the walk along one side of a cloister.
Origin of alure
Examples from the Web for allure
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
November 3, 2014
“Carrie Bradshaw was so pivotal in creating the allure of the New York City woman,” Arora says.How Brooklyn Invaded Paris—Next Stop, the World
October 23, 2014
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
July 17, 2014
“[David] is the most wonderful man I have ever met,” she said in a recent interview with Allure.Victoria and David Beckham Celebrate Their 15th Wedding Anniversary
July 3, 2014
With the Chilean goal exposed to him in all its allure, he hit the ball with his shin—his canilla, as Busquets would call it.Chile Ends Spain’s World Cup Reign
June 18, 2014
Now it assembles the blossoms of a whole long year to bewilder and allure.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
The table was spread in a manner to engage the eye and allure the appetite.Imogen
Thus: in that by guile they allure the people to the lust of the flesh.
He has eliminated the subtle sensuousness which has its own allure in the drawing.Holbein
It is far better to allure them, by showing them the pleasures of doing right.The Teacher
- (tr) to entice or tempt (someone) to a person or place or to a course of action; attract
- attractiveness; appealthe cottage's allure was its isolation
Word Origin and History for allure
c.1400, from Anglo-French alurer, Old French aleurer "to attract, captivate; train a falcon to hunt," from à "to" (see ad-) + loirre "falconer's lure," from a Frankish word (see lure), perhaps influenced by French allure "gait, way of walking." Related: Allured; alluring. The noun is first attested 1540s; properly this sense is allurement.