Synonyms and Antonyms of tempt

  1. 1 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 Synonyms allure, bait, beguile, betray, decoy, entice, lead on, seduce, solicit, lureRelated Words 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 alert, caution, forewarn, ward (off), warn; drive (away or off), repulse, turn away

  2. 2 to take a chance on refusing to lay in enough food for the long winter tempts the dangers of starvation Synonyms adventure, chance, gamble (on), hazard, risk, ventureRelated Words beard, brave, brazen, breast, challenge, confront, dare, defy, face, outbrave; compromise, endanger, imperil, jeopardize, menace; expose, subject; bet (on), wager

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a trip made at another's expense

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