Allure and Repulse


Allure verb - To lead away from a usual or proper course by offering some pleasure or advantage.
Usage example: allured by the promise of big bucks, he decided to have a go at a job on the trading floor of the stock market

Repulse is an antonym for allure in entice topic.


Repulse verb - To cause to feel disgust.
Usage example: the smell of that town's paper mill totally repulses me

Allure is an antonym for repulse.

Common collocations

audience allure audience repulse audience
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