- 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.
intransitive verballured, alluring
Origin of allureMiddle English aluren ; from Old French alurer ; from a-, to + loirer, to lure (see lure); associated, association with French allure, gait, way of walking, love affair ; from aller (see alley)
verbal·lured, al·lur·ing, al·lures
Origin of allureMiddle English aluren, from Old French alurer : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad–) + loirre, bait (of Germanic origin).
(countable and uncountable, plural allures)
(third-person singular simple present allures, present participle alluring, simple past and past participle allured)