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ɛnˈtaɪsen·tice

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. entice, lure, temptverb

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

    "He lured me into temptation"

Wiktionary

  1. enticeverb

    To lure; to attract by arousing desire or hope.

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

    Etymology: From enticier < *intitiāre < titio.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Enticeverb

    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.]

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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

Examples of entice in a Sentence

  1. Claudia Calich:

    Supply and demand have not been in balance for about a year as far as Russian bonds are concerned so I don't think they will have to pay much new issue premium. A bit to entice investors would be nice but 40-50 bps, probably we won't get that.

  2. Amber Freda:

    Stylistically, you want to pick up on colors and textures that tie the two spaces together, make it more than just a couple of chairs and a dining table. A plain dining table with wooden chairs won’t entice you to use it very much, but really comfortable lounge seating will.

  3. Rebecca Heinrichs:

    As soon as you draw red circles around things you don't want Russia to attack, you're both telling Russia what is most valuable to you and that they can attack anything else without serious consequence, it could actually entice Russia to increase attacks against all the other entities besides those 16 things. We should be complicating Russia’s calculations not making them simpler and certainly not essentially green-lighting any kinds of attacks.

  4. Comedian Bill Cosby:

    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.

  5. Yanzhong Huang:

    All those strategies they used to entice people to get their vaccine... may not work in this next stage of vaccination efforts, making it mandatory may be the only workable solution to the problem.

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