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en·tice

 (ĕn-tīs′)
tr.v. en·ticed, en·tic·ing, en·tic·es
To attract (someone), usually to do something, by arousing hope, interest, or desire: The good review enticed me to see the movie. See Synonyms at lure.

[Middle English enticen, from Old French enticier, to instigate, possibly from Vulgar Latin *intītiāre, to set afire : Latin in-, in; see en-1 + Latin tītiō, firebrand.]

en·tice′ment n.
en·tic′er n.
en·tic′ing·ly adv.

entice

(ɪnˈtaɪs)
vb
(tr) to attract or draw towards oneself by exciting hope or desire; tempt; allure
[C13: from Old French enticier, from Vulgar Latin intitiāre (unattested) to incite, from Latin titiō firebrand]
enˈticement n
enˈticer n
enˈticing adj
enˈticingly adv
enˈticingness n

en•tice

(ɛnˈtaɪs)

v.t. -ticed, -tic•ing.
to lead on by exciting hope or desire; allure; tempt; inveigle.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French enticier to incite < Vulgar Latin *intitiāre= Latin in- in-2 + -titiāre, v. derivative of *titius, for titiō piece of burning wood]
en•tic′ing•ly, adv.

entice


Past participle: enticed
Gerund: enticing

Imperative
entice
entice
Present
I entice
you entice
he/she/it entices
we entice
you entice
they entice
Preterite
I enticed
you enticed
he/she/it enticed
we enticed
you enticed
they enticed
Present Continuous
I am enticing
you are enticing
he/she/it is enticing
we are enticing
you are enticing
they are enticing
Present Perfect
I have enticed
you have enticed
he/she/it has enticed
we have enticed
you have enticed
they have enticed
Past Continuous
I was enticing
you were enticing
he/she/it was enticing
we were enticing
you were enticing
they were enticing
Past Perfect
I had enticed
you had enticed
he/she/it had enticed
we had enticed
you had enticed
they had enticed
Future
I will entice
you will entice
he/she/it will entice
we will entice
you will entice
they will entice
Future Perfect
I will have enticed
you will have enticed
he/she/it will have enticed
we will have enticed
you will have enticed
they will have enticed
Future Continuous
I will be enticing
you will be enticing
he/she/it will be enticing
we will be enticing
you will be enticing
they will be enticing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been enticing
you have been enticing
he/she/it has been enticing
we have been enticing
you have been enticing
they have been enticing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been enticing
you will have been enticing
he/she/it will have been enticing
we will have been enticing
you will have been enticing
they will have been enticing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been enticing
you had been enticing
he/she/it had been enticing
we had been enticing
you had been enticing
they had been enticing
Conditional
I would entice
you would entice
he/she/it would entice
we would entice
you would entice
they would entice
Past Conditional
I would have enticed
you would have enticed
he/she/it would have enticed
we would have enticed
you would have enticed
they would have enticed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.entice - provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation"
snare, hook - entice and trap; "The car salesman had snared three potential customers"
seduce - lure or entice away from duty, principles, or proper conduct; "She was seduced by the temptation of easy money and started to work in a massage parlor"
call - lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal; "Call ducks"
stool - lure with a stool, as of wild fowl
lead on - entice or induce especially when unwise or mistaken
tweedle - entice through the use of music
provoke, stimulate - provide the needed stimulus for
decoy - lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy
bait - lure, entice, or entrap with bait

entice

verb lure, attract, invite, persuade, draw, tempt, induce, seduce, lead on, coax, beguile, allure, cajole, decoy, wheedle, prevail on, inveigle, dangle a carrot in front of Retailers will try almost anything to entice shoppers through their doors.

entice

verb
1. To direct or impel to oneself by some quality or action:
Informal: pull.
2. To beguile or draw into a wrong or foolish course of action:
Idiom: lead astray.
Translations
يُغْري، يَجْذِب
fristelokketiltrække
houkutella
tæla, lokka
priviliojimaspriviliotiviliojimas
kārdinātvilināt
ayartmakbaştan çıkarmak

entice

[ɪnˈtaɪs] VT (= tempt) → atraer, tentar; (= seduce) → seducir
to entice sb away from sbconvencer a algn de que deje a algn
to entice sb into a roomengatusar a algn para que entre en una habitación
to entice sb into doing sth or to do sthtentar a algn a hacer algo
to entice sb with food/an offertentar a algn con comida/una oferta

entice

[ɪnˈtaɪs] vt (= attract) → attirer
Retailers try hard to entice shoppers through their doors → Les commerçants font de leur mieux pour attirer les clients.
to entice sb to do sth → inciter qn à faire qch

entice

vtlocken; (= lead astray)verführen, verleiten; to entice somebody to do something or into doing somethingjdn dazu verführen or verleiten, etw zu tun; to entice somebody awayjdn weglocken

entice

[ɪnˈtaɪs] vtallettare, attirare
to entice sb away from sb/sth → persuadere qn a lasciare qn/qc
to entice sb into doing sth → indurre qn a fare qc
to entice sb with food/an offer → allettare qn col cibo/con un'offerta

entice

(inˈtais) verb
to attract or tempt. Goods are displayed in shop windows to entice people into the shop.
enˈticement noun
enˈticing adjective
attractive. an enticing smell.
References in classic literature ?
The store- keepers plastered up their windows with all sorts of lies to entice you; the very fences by the wayside, the lampposts and telegraph poles, were pasted over with lies.
I believe Linton had laid it there: for she never endeavoured to divert herself with reading, or occupation of any kind, and he would spend many an hour in trying to entice her attention to some subject which had formerly been her amusement.
Kidnappers and inveiglers were planted in all the avenues of entrance to the Commons, with instructions to do their utmost to cut off all persons in mourning, and all gentlemen with anything bashful in their appearance, and entice them to the offices in which their respective employers were interested; which instructions were so well observed, that I myself, before I was known by sight, was twice hustled into the premises of our principal opponent.
When a man," continued Raoul, "adopts such romantic methods to entice a young girl's affections.
A special long-distance salon was fitted up in New York City to entice people into the habit of talking to other cities.
Let him who has been deceived complain, let him give way to despair whose encouraged hopes have proved vain, let him flatter himself whom I shall entice, let him boast whom I shall receive; but let not him call me cruel or homicide to whom I make no promise, upon whom I practise no deception, whom I neither entice nor receive.
And always when Adam stayed away for several weeks from the Hall Farm, and otherwise made some show of resistance to his passion as a foolish one, Hetty took care to entice him back into the net by little airs of meekness and timidity, as if she were in trouble at his neglect.
Still I saw that the Kanaka continued his exertions in my favour--that he was boldly debating the matter with the savages, and was striving to entice them by displaying his cloth and powder, and snapping the lock of his musket.
Without doubt this Frenchman was some emissary sent to entice into error the protector of the parliament; the gold was nothing but a lure; and by the help of this lure they thought to excite the cupidity of the general.
Hunt was extremely anxious to gain information concerning his route, he endeavored by all kinds of friendly signs to entice back the fugitives.
The old woman had only pretended to be so kind; she was in reality a wicked witch, who lay in wait for children, and had only built the little house of bread in order to entice them there.
Besides, a Catholic monk is by nature excessively curious; it would be quite easy therefore to entice him into a wood, or some secret place, on false pretences, and there to deal with him as said.