What does entice mean?

Definitions for entice
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. 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. Michael Tran:

    Tanker rates need to re-rate back to economically palatable levels to entice U.S. exports, the astronomical freight rates of last few days had eroded export economics from the Gulf Coast.

  3. Mike Schroepfer:

    Do people enjoy it ? Absolutely, do we have the breadth of content yet to entice them to buy it for home ? For a certain audience, absolutely ; for the broadest audience, not yet. But we're working on it.

  4. Murray Hiebert:

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

  5. Mike Baker:

    North Korea is a giant prison where mass starvation is happening. It is an insane regime where there is no respect for human rights, and it is patently absurd that they would take this opportunity to criticize the U.S. 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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