AskDefine | Define entice

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entice v : provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation" [syn: lure, tempt]

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  1. To lure; to attract by arousing desire or hope.
    I enticed the little bear into the trap with a pot of honey.


To lure; to attract by arousing desire or hope.

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allure, attract, bait, bait the hook, beguile, blandish, cajole, coax, decoy, draw, draw in, draw on, ensnare, entrap, flirt, flirt with, give the come-on, inveigle, lead on, lure, offer bait to, persuade, prevail on, rope in, seduce, soft-soap, suck in, sweet-talk, tempt, toll, wheedle, woo
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