Allure meaning

ə-lo͝or
The power to attract, entice; the quality causing attraction.
noun
8
0
To tempt with something desirable; attract; entice; fascinate.
verb
2
2
To be highly, often subtly attractive.

Charms that still allure.

verb
0
1
The power to attract; enticement.
noun
0
1
The power to entice or attract; fascination.
noun
0
1
Advertisement
noun
0
1
To entice; to attract.
verb
0
1
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.

verb
0
2
To attract with something desirable; entice.

Promises of quick profits allure the unwary investor.

verb
0
2

Origin of allure

  • Middle English aluren from Old French alurer a- to (from Latin ad- ad–) loirre bait (of Germanic origin)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French aleurer, alurer, from a (“to, towards”) (Latin ad) + leurre (“lure”). Compare lure.

    From Wiktionary