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
That's not an opening position that will entice China to the negotiating table.
It’s a good way to entice the men into the jewelry store, because, usually, they see jewelry and they run the other way.
Vessel must rely on content creators' popularity and self-marketing to entice their loyal viewers into paying a monthly fee.
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.
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.
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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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