Allure vs. Lure - What's the difference?

Wiktionary

  • Allure (noun)

    The power to attract, entice; the quality causing attraction.

  • Allure (noun)

    gait; bearing

  • Allure (verb)

    To entice; to attract.

  • Lure (noun)

    something that tempts or attracts, especially one with a promise of reward or pleasure

  • Lure (noun)

    an artificial bait attached to a fishing line to attract fish

  • Lure (noun)

    a bunch of feathers attached to a line, used in falconry to recall the hawk

  • Lure (noun)

    a velvet smoothing brush

  • Lure (noun)

    A trumpet with long curved tube, used for calling cattle, etc.

  • Lure (verb)

    to attract by temptation etc.; to entice

  • Lure (verb)

    to recall a hawk with a lure

Webster Dictionary

  • Allure

    To attempt to draw; to tempt by a lure or bait, that is, by the offer of some good, real or apparent; to invite by something flattering or acceptable; to entice; to attract.

  • Allure (noun)

    Allurement.

  • Allure (noun)

    Gait; bearing.

  • Lure (noun)

    A contrivance somewhat resembling a bird, and often baited with raw meat; - used by falconers in recalling hawks.

  • Lure (noun)

    Any enticement; that which invites by the prospect of advantage or pleasure; a decoy.

  • Lure (noun)

    A velvet smoothing brush.

  • Lure

    To draw to the lure; hence, to allure or invite by means of anything that promises pleasure or advantage; to entice; to attract.

  • Lure (verb)

    To recall a hawk or other animal.

Princeton's WordNet

  • Allure (noun)

    the power to entice or attract through personal charm

  • Allure (verb)

    dispose or incline or entice to;

    "We were tempted by the delicious-looking food"

  • Lure (noun)

    qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward

  • Lure (noun)

    anything that serves as an enticement

  • Lure (noun)

    something used to lure victims into danger

  • Lure (verb)

    provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion;

    "He lured me into temptation"

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