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entice

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of entice

  1. to lead away from a usual or proper course by offering some pleasure or advantage every commercial seemed to be for some tempting snack specifically designed to entice me from my diet Synonyms of entice allure, bait, beguile, betray, decoy, lure, lead on, seduce, solicit, temptWords Related to entice draw in, inveigle, persuade, rope (in), snow; catch, enmesh (also immesh), ensnare, entrap, mesh, snare, tangle, trap; bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, fascinate, magnetize, wileNear Antonyms of entice alert, caution, forewarn, ward (off), warn; drive (away or off), repulse, turn away

Synonym Discussion of entice

lure, entice, inveigle, decoy, tempt, seduce mean to lead astray from one's true course. lure implies a drawing into danger, evil, or difficulty through attracting and deceiving.
    • lured naive investors with get-rich-quick schemes
entice suggests drawing by artful or adroit means.
    • advertising designed to entice new customers
inveigle implies enticing by cajoling or flattering.
    • fund-raisers inveigling wealthy alumni
decoy implies a luring into entrapment by artifice.
    • attempting to decoy the enemy into an ambush
tempt implies the presenting of an attraction so strong that it overcomes the restraints of conscience or better judgment.
    • tempted by the offer of money
seduce implies a leading astray by persuasion or false promises.
    • seduced by assurances of assistance


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