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allure

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the power of irresistible attraction

  • the nostalgic allure of Americaʼs Wild West still attracts vacationers to ghost towns
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allure

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1 to attract or delight as if by magic

  • was so allured by his sister's college roommate that before long he was asking her for a date
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2 to lead away from a usual or proper course by offering some pleasure or advantage

  • allured by the promise of big bucks, he decided to have a go at a job on the trading floor of the stock market
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attract, allure, charm, captivate, fascinate, enchant mean to draw another by exerting a powerful influence. attract applies to any degree or kind of ability to exert influence over another.
    • students attracted by the school's locale
allure implies an enticing by what is fair, pleasing, or seductive.
    • an alluring smile
charm implies the power of casting a spell over the person or thing affected and so compelling a response
    • charmed by their hospitality
, but it may, like captivate, suggest no more than evoking delight or admiration.
    • her performances captivated audiences
fascinate suggests a magical influence and tends to stress the ineffectiveness of attempts to resist.
    • a story that continues to fascinate children
enchant is perhaps the strongest of these terms in stressing the appeal of the agent and the degree of delight evoked in the subject.
    • hopelessly enchanted by her beauty


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