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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 ?
These are my enticements, and they are sufficient to conquer all fear of danger or death and to induce me to commence this laborious voyage with the joy a child feels when he embarks in a little boat, with his holiday mates, on an expedition of discovery up his native river.
My life might have been passed in ease and luxury, but I preferred glory to every enticement that wealth placed in my path.
In the morning of life they are rapt by intoxicating visions of some great haberdashery business, beckoned to by the voluptuous enticements of the legal profession, or maybe the Holy Grail they forswear all else to seek is a snug editorial chair.
No persuasions or enticements could overcome her fear, till, the fact coming to Mr.
for the honest locksmith, and a broad glare, suddenly streaming up, bespoke the goodness of the crackling log from which a brilliant train of sparks was doubtless at that moment whirling up the chimney in honour of his coming--when, superadded to these enticements, there stole upon him from the distant kitchen a gentle sound of frying, with a musical clatter of plates and dishes, and a savoury smell that made even the boisterous wind a perfume--Gabriel felt his firmness oozing rapidly away.
Her large eyes at times grew larger and wilder, and again narrowed in enticement and wickedness.
Songs were often resorted to in dairies hereabout as an enticement to the cows when they showed signs of withholding their usual yield; and the band of milkers at this request burst into melody--in purely business-like tones, it is true, and with no great spontaneity; the result, according to their own belief, being a decided improvement during the song's continuance.
Were it not well, brethren,'' said the Grand Master, ``that we examine something into the former life and conversation of this woman, specially that we may discover whether she be one likely to use magical charms and spells, since the truths which we have heard may well incline us to suppose, that in this unhappy course our erring brother has been acted upon by some infernal enticement and delusion?
There is in woods and waters a certain enticement and flattery, together with a failure to yield a present satisfaction.
He urged Yemenis to keep away from the external effects and enticements that aims to spoil the Yemeni national action and the Yemeni unity.
The funds will be utilised as enticements to bring new establishments and boost existing ones that are important for the city.
But a couple of enticements from the bookies which have arrived in recent years have been a real boon for punters.