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v. al·lured, al·lur·ing, al·lures
To attract with something desirable; entice: Promises of quick profits allure the unwary investor.
To be highly, often subtly attractive: charms that still allure.
The power to attract; enticement.

[Middle English aluren, from Old French alurer : a-, to (from Latin ad-; see ad-) + loirre, bait (of Germanic origin).]

al·lure′ment n.
al·lur′er n.
al·lur′ing·ly adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.allurement - attractivenessallurement - attractiveness; "its allurement was its remoteness"
enticement, temptation - something that seduces or has the quality to seduce
2.allurement - the power to entice or attract through personal charmallurement - the power to entice or attract through personal charm
attractiveness, attraction - the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts; "her personality held a strange attraction for him"
invitation - a tempting allurement; "she was an invitation to trouble"
3.allurement - the act of enticing a person to do something wrong (as an offer of sex in return for money)allurement - the act of enticing a person to do something wrong (as an offer of sex in return for money)
enticement, temptation - the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire; "his enticements were shameless"


2. Something that attracts, especially with the promise of pleasure or reward:


nAnziehungskraft f, → Reiz m
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The native dramatic capacity that was in her came, hard and bold, to the surface, stripped of every softening allurement which had once adorned it.
The shareholders are led on by the allurement of an enormous bounty, for they value these rich shipwrecks at five hundred millions.
If, on the other side, it was not she--which was still quite possible--for the little light that remained rendered a mistake easy--might it not be the commencement of some plot against him through the allurement of this woman, for whom his love was known?
That night she saw one of the new spectacles which have lately become the rage, and run for hundreds of nights, dazzling, exciting, and demoralizing the spectator by every allurement French ingenuity can invent, and American prodigality execute.
I, as I undertook, and with the vote Consenting in full frequence was impowered, Have found him, viewed him, tasted him; but find Far other labour to be undergone Than when I dealt with Adam, first of men, Though Adam by his wife's allurement fell, However to this Man inferior far-- If he be Man by mother's side, at least With more than human gifts from Heaven adorned, Perfections absolute, graces divine, And amplitude of mind to greatest deeds.
Felicity was too beautiful for words; and even the Story Girl, between excitement and the crimson silk array, blossomed out with a charm and allurement more potent than any regular loveliness-- and this in spite of the fact that Aunt Olivia had tabooed the red satin slippers and mercilessly decreed that stout shoes should be worn.
Her sea-blue eyes were full of soft laughter and allurement.
So signal is the failure of all attempts to make this separation of the good from the tax, that the experiment would not be tried,--since to try it is to be mad,--but for the circumstance, that when the disease began in the will, of rebellion and separation, the intellect is at once infected, so that the man ceases to see God whole in each object, but is able to see the sensual allurement of an object and not see the sensual hurt; he sees the mermaid's head but not the dragon's tail, and thinks he can cut off that which he would have from that which he would not have.
Twice he had spent the night in a station-house; again and again he had found himself the dupe of ingenious and mercenary tricksters; his watch and money had been the price of one flattering allurement.
But being one day at Hull, where I went casually, and without any purpose of making an elopement at that time; but, I say, being there, and one of my companions being about to sail to London in his father's ship, and prompting me to go with them with the common allurement of seafaring men, that it should cost me nothing for my passage, I consulted neither father nor mother any more, nor so much as sent them word of it; but leaving them to hear of it as they might, without asking God's blessing or my father's, without any consideration of circumstances or consequences, and in an ill hour, God knows, on the 1st of September 1651, I went on board a ship bound for London.
They were still talking of the dinner and the allurements of city life when Mrs.
There was surely a saloon on the corner-- perhaps on all four corners, and some in the middle of the block as well; and each one stretched out a hand to him each one had a personality of its own, allurements unlike any other.