entice


en·tice

transitive verb \in-ˈtīs, en-\

: to attract (someone) especially by offering or showing something that is appealing, interesting, etc.

en·ticeden·tic·ing

Full Definition of ENTICE

:  to attract artfully or adroitly or by arousing hope or desire :  tempt
en·tice·ment \-ˈtī-smənt\ noun
en·tic·ing·ly \-ˈtī-siŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of ENTICE

  1. <every commercial seemed to be for some tempting snack specifically designed to entice me from my diet>

Origin of ENTICE

Middle English, from Anglo-French enticer, from Vulgar Latin *intitiare, from Latin in- + titio firebrand
First Known Use: 14th century

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