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entice   WordNet 2.0

- provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
"He lured me into temptation"

 
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Entice   Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

1. 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.

"Roses blushing as they blow, And enticing men to pull." -- Beau. & Fl.

"My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not." -- Prov. i. 10.

"Go, and thine erring brother gain, Entice him home to be forgiven." -- Keble.

Syn. -- To allure; lure; coax; decoy; seduce; tempt; inveigle; incite; persuade; prevail on. See Allure.

 
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