entice, lure, tempt(verb)
provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
"He lured me into temptation"
To lure; to attract by arousing desire or hope.
I enticed the little bear into the trap with a pot of honey.
Origin: From enticier < *intitiāre < titio.
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
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.]
The numerical value of entice in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of entice in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Our hope is that policy changes come out of Washington that entice corporations to spend the massive amounts of cash they have sitting in reserves.
Now suppose someone brings a weapon or decided to do more foolishness, there will be announcements made and the stations made some disclaimers, but what if people don't listen to what they said and they entice violence.
Now suppose someone brings a weapon or decided to do more foolishness, There will be announcements made and the stations made some disclaimers, but what if people don't listen to what they said and they entice violence.
This leaves us with a propaganda piece that is a very useful tool not only for North Korea and other hostile nations, but more dangerously, for the Muslim extremists of ISIS and Al Qaeda who will use this to enhance their recruitment and propaganda efforts and to attempt to entice their supporters into violence.
If we get out of our box of thinking depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder are things that have one set of treatments and start to look at the boxes nearby and draw on tools from those other boxes, that can’t hurt our patient, [It can] only help our ability to treat clinically but also from the research side, [entice] us to think differently about what kind of circuitry to try to intervene with to help people.
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- примамвам, съблазнявамBulgarian
- verführen, lockenGerman
- incitar, tentarSpanish
- appâter, attirerFrench
- adescare, allettare, attrarre, tentareItalian
- incitar, tentarPortuguese
- приманивать, соблазнять, завлекатьRussian
- locka, stimulera, förmåSwedish
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