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allure

al·lure

allure

 
pronunciation:
lur
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: allured, allures, alluring
definition 1: to attract by appealing to desires or wishes; tempt.
The sea allured him with its promise of adventure.Investors were allured by the prospect of getting rich quick.
synonyms:
attract, entice, intrigue, lure, tempt
antonyms:
put off, repel
similar words:
bait, beckon, beguile, captivate, charm, enrapture, enthrall, entrance, induce, inveigle, seduce, stimulate, tantalize, titillate
definition 2: to fascinate; enchant.
They were allured by the strangely beautiful music.She allured him with her flowing hair.
synonyms:
beguile, bewitch, charm, enchant, enthrall, fascinate
antonyms:
disgust
similar words:
entrance, spellbind, titillate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to be attractive or enticing.
synonyms:
appeal, attract, delight, entice, fascinate
antonyms:
repel
similar words:
charm, intrigue
 
part of speech: noun
definition: the force of appeal or charm.
The city of New Orleans has a special allure, especially for devotees of jazz.He was a coarse man, but he possessed a mysterious sexual allure.
synonyms:
appeal, attractiveness, enchantment, enticement, fascination, lure, temptation
antonyms:
repulsion
similar words:
bait, beauty, call, charm, delight, intrigue, seduction
derivation: allurement (n.)