Definitions for enticeɛnˈtaɪs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

en•ticeɛnˈtaɪs(v.t.)-ticed, -tic•ing.

  1. to lead on by exciting hope or desire; allure; tempt; inveigle.

Origin of entice:

1250–1300; ME < OF enticier to incite < VL *intitiāre= L in-in -2+-titiāre, v. der. of *titius, for titiō piece of burning wood

en•tic′ing•ly(adv.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. entice, lure, tempt(verb)

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

    "He lured me into temptation"

Wiktionary

  1. entice(Verb)

    To lure; to attract by arousing desire or hope.

    I enticed the little bear into the trap with a pot of honey.

  2. Origin: From enticier < *intitiāre < titio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Entice(verb)

    to draw on, by exciting hope or desire; to allure; to attract; as, the bait enticed the fishes. Often in a bad sense: To lead astray; to induce to evil; to tempt; as, the sirens enticed them to listen


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

entice(verb)

to attract or tempt

Goods are displayed in shop windows to entice people into the shop.

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