A Word A Day : Allure
( Transitive Verb, Intransitive Verb & Noun ) Allure
Word of 26th July 2007: A Word A Day-Allure
To attract with something desirable, entice, to be highly and often subtly attractive, the power to attract, enticementContextual Examples:
• Promises of quick profits allure the unwary investor.
• Charms that still allure are parts of his personality.
• Money allures all.Synonyms:
And other Synonyms are:
Appeal, Attract, Draw, Magnetize, Take, Pull, Like, Entice, Inveigle, Seduce, Tempt, Allurement, Appeal, Attraction, Attractiveness, Call, Charisma, Charm, Enchantment, Enticement, Fascination, Glamour, Lure, Magnetism, WitcheryContextual Examples:
Her exuberant beauty can charm
even the stoics.
There are occasions when the government invites
opposition parties to discuss important issues.
Unscrupulous and snit-social elements always entice
criminals to commit more crimes.
The thief was so much fascinated
by the speech of the priest that he gave up thieving and became his disciple.
The more we endear
a child, the more it will become to obey us.Antonyms:
And other Antonyms are:
Deter, Discourage, Dissuade, Prevent, Repel, Threaten, Turn Off, Warn, RepulsionContextual Examples:
The very presence of the villain repulsed
the good atmosphere of the scene.
the satirical remark of the competitor about his product.
the reconciliation offer of his supplier.
Similar poles of magnets repel
The noisy atmosphere did not deter
him from his studies.
The opposition forces tried to check
his advance but he was too determined to be held back.Related words:Allurement
: Al•Lure'ment - NounAllurer
: Al•Lur'er - NounAlluringly
: Al•Lur'ing•Ly – Adjective
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