- to attract or tempt by something flattering or desirable.
- to fascinate; charm.
- to be attractive or tempting.
- fascination; charm; appeal.
Origin of allure1
Synonyms for allure
Related Words for alluredtemptation, magnetism, attraction, charisma, charm, enticement, glamor, beguile, bewitch, enchant, captivate, enchantment, come-on, lure, pull, bait, fascinate, seduce, decoy, draw
Examples from the Web for allured
Historical Examples of allured
He was not, however, to be allured by passports or even terrified by threats.The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa
Paul Barron Watson
She is, or is not, allured to Edinburgh, 'a wedding for to see.'The Valet's Tragedy and Other Stories
Europe, which he had scarcely glimpsed, glittered and allured.The Lovely Lady
"I must have it at any price," says the Nabob, allured by the name of Mora.The Nabob, Volume 1 (of 2)
She was not allured, hardly tempted, by the young man's offer as he made it.Linda Tressel
- (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 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.