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ɛnˈtaɪsen·tice

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. entice, lure, tempt(verb)

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

    "He lured me into temptation"

Wiktionary

  1. entice(Verb)

    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. Entice(verb)

    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. 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.

  2. Lindsey Graham:

    Yeah, I'm going to hold hearings on the deaths of these two children and the policies that entice people to come.

  3. Andy Ryan:

    Social media is a big part of the dining scene today and we didn’t have to think about it when we opened Boston Chops South End five years ago,said co-owner Chris Coombs. Now, it is imperative that photos of restaurant interior and food are beautiful when they are posted online by influencers. It is a great marketing tool for people to see our food, dcor and cocktails and hopefully entice them to check it out for themselves.

  4. Adib Zalkapli:

    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.

  5. George Salmon:

    There are enough sub-plots in the race to acquire Sky to commission a prime-time drama, fox coming back in for Sky isn't a surprise in itself, but the fact the offer is slightly behind what some had anticipated brings another twist. In fact, there's every chance it might entice another counter from Comcast.

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