temptable


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tempt

 (tĕmpt)
v. tempt·ed, tempt·ing, tempts
v.tr.
1. To try to get (someone) to do wrong, especially by a promise of reward. See Synonyms at lure.
2. To be inviting or attractive to: A second helping tempted me. We refused the offer even though it tempted us.
3. To provoke or to risk provoking: Don't tempt fate.
4. To cause to be strongly disposed: He was tempted to walk out.
v.intr.
To be attractive or inviting: a meal that tempts.

[Middle English tempten, from Old French tempter, from Latin temptāre, to feel, try.]

tempt′a·ble adj.
tempt′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.temptable - susceptible to temptation
susceptible - (often followed by `of' or `to') yielding readily to or capable of; "susceptible to colds"; "susceptible of proof"
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