Definition of TEMPT

to lead away from a usual or proper course by offering some pleasure or advantage <that chocolate dessert sure tempts me, but I should stick with my diet>
Near Antonyms alert, caution, forewarn, ward (off), warn; drive (away or off), repulse, turn away
to take a chance on <refusing to lay in enough food for the long winter tempts the dangers of starvation>

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