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
Examples of entice in a Sentence
That's not an opening position that will entice China to the negotiating table.
Yeah, I'm going to hold hearings on the deaths of these two children and the policies that entice people to come.
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.
In a close contest between two coalitions it is not unusual for a leader of the losing team to try to entice members from the other side.
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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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