What does entice mean?

Definitions for enticeɛnˈtaɪs

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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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Entice

    en-tīs′, v.t. to induce by exciting hope or desire: to tempt: to lead astray.—adj. Entice′able.—ns. Entice′ment, act of enticing: that which entices or tempts: allurement; Entic′er.—p.adj. Entic′ing.—adv. Entic′ingly. [O. Fr. enticier, provoke; prob. related to L. titio, a firebrand.]

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of entice in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of entice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

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