Definition of allure in English:
The quality of being powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating: people for whom gold holds no allure
More example sentences
- Instead, the shadows crept over her, giving her a rather mysterious allure and then soon took off.
- Despite its romantic allure, gold has historically been a pretty lousy investment.
- Part of the continuing allure of police action films is the chance to get under the skin of a criminal, to glimpse into an alien world.
verb[with object] Back to top
Powerfully attract or charm; tempt.
- The once pretty and alluring attraction of Little Marlow had been lost.
- Becky, working as a governess, resorts to her good looks and alluring personality to move up in society.
- This British duo continues to rock with alluring sensitivity and a plenitude of pop sensibility.
attract, lure, entice, tempt, appeal to, captivate, draw, win over, charm, seduce, inveigle, beguile, fascinate, whet the appetite of, make someone's mouth water
- Example sentences
- It was held that the attractive-looking berries constituted an allurement to children for which the defendants were liable.
- I was walking with some girlfriends one sunny day and the conversation drifted around to what one thing we would wish for to make us feel better about our physical allurements.
- The law prohibits conversion from one religion to another by ‘the use of force or allurement or by fraudulent means’.
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