allure

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[ uh-loor ]
/ əˈlʊər /

verb (used with object), al·lured, al·lur·ing.

to attract or tempt by something flattering or desirable.
to fascinate; charm.

verb (used without object), al·lured, al·lur·ing.

to be attractive or tempting.

noun

fascination; charm; appeal.

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Origin of allure

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1375–1425; late Middle English aluren < Middle French alurer, equivalent to a- a-5 + lurer to lure

SYNONYMS FOR allure

OTHER WORDS FROM allure

al·lur·er, nounun·al·lured, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for allured

allure
/ (əˈljʊə, əˈlʊə) /

verb

(tr) to entice or tempt (someone) to a person or place or to a course of action; attract

noun

attractiveness; appealthe cottage's allure was its isolation

Derived forms of allure

allurement, nounallurer, noun

Word Origin for allure

C15: from Old French alurer, from lure bait, lure
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