AskDefine | Define allure

Dictionary Definition

allure n : the power to entice or attract through personal charm [syn: allurement, temptingness] v : dispose or incline or entice to; "We were tempted by the delicious-looking food" [syn: tempt]

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English

Etymology

From aleurrer (“alurer”), from a (Latin ad) + leurre (“lure”). See “lure”.

Pronunciation

Noun

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

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Verb

  1. 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.
    With promised joys allured them on. --Falconer.
    The golden sun in splendor likest Heaven Allured his eye. --Milton.

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French

Etymology

Pronunciation

Noun

fr-noun f
  1. speed

Extensive Definition

Allure: Powerful attractiveness or charm. As per Oxford dictionary
Allure may also refer to:
allure in German: Allure
allure in French: Allure

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