What does entice mean?

Definitions for entice
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.

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

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To ENTICEverb

    To allure; to attract; to draw by blandishments or hopes to something sinful or destructive.

    Etymology: of uncertain etymology.

    The readiest way to entangle the mind with false doctrine, is first to entice the will to wanton living. Roger Ascham, Schoolmaster.

    If a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, he shall surely endow her to be his wife. Ex. xxii. 16.

    So sang the syrens, with enchanting sound,
    Enticing all to listen, and be drown’d. George Granville.

ChatGPT

  1. entice

    Entice refers to the act of attracting or tempting someone to do something, often by offering an incentive or reward. This typically involves persuading someone to engage in a particular action that they might not have done otherwise.

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. Murray Hiebert:

    That's not an opening position that will entice China to the negotiating table.

  2. State Brian Kemp:

    We weren’t having a voice in the process, i felt like a way to fix that would be to build this coalition in the South to really entice the candidates to come here and campaign and to give us a voice.

  3. Jerry Kang:

    With new [designs] entering the marketplace next year to entice consumers, smartphone manufacturers will find themselves locked in a fierce battle with one another as they jostle to win market share for their new smartphone models featuring dual-edge curved and foldable AMOLED displays.

  4. 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.

  5. Mike Baker:

    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.

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