Allure vs Attract - What's the difference?

allure | attract |

Allure is a synonym of attract.

As verbs the difference between allure and attract

is that allure is to entice; to attract while attract is to pull toward without touching.

As a noun allure

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




  • The power to attract, entice; the quality causing attraction.
  • gait; bearing
  • The swing, the gait, the pose, the allure of these men. — Harper's Magazine.


  • To entice; to attract.
  • *, II.8:
  • *:Injustice doth allure them; as the honour of their vertuous actions enticeth the good.
  • Synonyms

    * attract, entice, tempt, decoy, seduce


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    (en verb)
  • To pull toward without touching.
  • * Derham
  • All bodies and all parts of bodies mutually attract themselves and one another.
  • *{{quote-magazine, year=2013, month=July-August, author= Stephen P. Lownie], [ David M. Pelz
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  • To arouse interest.
  • To draw by moral, emotional or sexual influence; to engage or fix, as the mind, attention, etc.; to invite or allure.
  • * (John Milton)
  • Attracted by thy beauty still to gaze.


    * allure


    * repel