- The definition of allure means to tempt someone with something desirable or through flattery.
An example of someone attempting to allure someone is a woman who is flirting at a bar.
allure definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English aluren ; from Old French alurer ; from a-, to plush loirer, to lure (see lure); associated, association with French allure, gait, way of walking, love affair ; from aller (see alley)
- allurement noun
allure definition by American Heritage Dictionary
verb al·lured, al·lur·ing, al·lures verb, transitive
Origin: Middle English aluren, from Old French alurer : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + loirre, bait (of Germanic origin).
- al·lureˈment noun
- al·lurˈer noun
- al·lurˈing·ly adverb