allure
[ uh-loor ]
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Part of Speech noun, verb
Origin + Etymology
Late Middle English; Latin from Old French aleurier ‘attract’, from a- (from Latin ad ‘to’) + luere ‘a lure’ (originally a falconry term)
Synonyms
    1.
  • attract
  • lure
  • entice
  • tempt
    2.
  • attraction
  • lure
  • draw
  • pull
  • appeal
  • glamour
Antonyms
    1.
  • repel
    2.
  • repulsion
Definition
1. powerfully attract or charm; tempt
2. the quality of being powerfully and mysteriously attractive or fascinating
Examples
1. The sponsors were allured by the promise of rewarding business opportunities.
2. Her sharp wit greatly contributed to her allure.
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