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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.


(ɛnˈtaɪs mənt)

1. the act or practice of enticing.
2. something that entices; allurement.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Old French]



drawing card An attraction; a person or thing noted for its drawing power—the ability to attract a great deal of attention or patronage. This expression has been in use since the 1800s, although drawing ‘attractive’ dates from the 16th century.

The Falls City team is the best drawing card here of any in the Association. (Courier-Journal, May 4, 1887)

A variant of drawing card is selling card.

Fata Morgana A mirage or illusion that entices one into danger or destruction; also, an alluring woman, a seductress. Fata Morgana often refers specifically to the mirage of a great city that appears occasionally in the treacherous Straits of Messina, and which has led many a sailor to an untimely death on the jagged rocks bordering the Straits. The term combines the Italian fata ‘fairy’ and Morgana, derived from Morgan le Fay, an enchantress of Arthurian fame believed to be the sister of King Arthur and the student of the magician Merlin. She was reputed to live in Calabria, an area of Italy adjacent to the Straits of Messina, where, with her enticing illusions of pleasure and grandeur, she lured unwary men to their destruction.

jail bait One who serves as a temptation to commit crime, esp. an alluring female who has not reached the age of consent. This common expression of obvious origin usually refers to a young girl with whom sexual contact is the foundation for a statutory rape charge. A variant is San Quentin Quail.

I’m not interested in little girls. Particularly not in jail-bait like that one. (J. Braine, Room at the Top, 1957)

lead up the garden path To deceive or mislead; to entice or beguile; to tempt with less than honorable intentions. Though no longer limited to affairs of the heart, this expression refers to the proclivity of many casanovas and coquettes to stroll among the flowers with a sweetheart in search of romantic privacy.

They’re cheats, that’s wot women are! Lead you up the garden [path] and then go snivellin’ around cos wot’s natcnerai ’as ’appened to ’em. (Ethel Mannin, Sounding Brass, 1926)

ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.enticement - something that seduces or has the quality to seduceenticement - something that seduces or has the quality to seduce
influence - a cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do; "her wishes had a great influence on his thinking"
forbidden fruit - originally an apple from the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden; it is now used to refer to anything that is tempting but dangerous (as sexuality)
bait, come-on, lure, sweetener, hook - anything that serves as an enticement
allurement - attractiveness; "its allurement was its remoteness"
2.enticement - qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of rewardenticement - qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
attractiveness, attraction - the quality of arousing interest; being attractive or something that attracts; "her personality held a strange attraction for him"
3.enticement - the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire; "his enticements were shameless"
influence - causing something without any direct or apparent effort
wheedling, blandishment - the act of urging by means of teasing or flattery
leading astray, leading off - the act of enticing others into sinful ways
seduction - enticing someone astray from right behavior
allurement, solicitation - the act of enticing a person to do something wrong (as an offer of sex in return for money)


noun attraction, appeal, incentive, invitation, lure, bait, temptation, persuasion, come-on (informal), coaxing, seduction, inducement, cajolery, allurement, inveiglement The cash bonus is an added enticement for the bank's customers.


2. Something that attracts, especially with the promise of pleasure or reward:
جَذْب، إغراء
lokkun; tálbeita
baştan çıkarma


[ɪnˈtaɪsmənt] N
1. (= attraction) → tentación f, atracción f
2. (= seduction) → seducción f
3. (= bait) → atractivo m


n (= act)Lockung f; (= leading astray)Verführung f; (= lure)Lockmittel nt; (fig)Verlockung f


[ɪnˈtaɪsmənt] n (act) → allettamento; (attraction) → attrattiva


(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 ?
My life might have been passed in ease and luxury, but I preferred glory to every enticement that wealth placed in my path.
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.
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.
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.
201 WI 15 Focus: Plea Withdrawal Shannon Olance Hendricks seeks to withdraw the guilty plea he entered to one count of child enticement.
Starting on Friday the Loukia and Michael Zampelas Art Museum in Nicosia will showcase the group exhibition Engagement AND Entrapment, a contemporary art exhibition investigating enticement, allurement and attention.
WORCESTER -- A 76-year-old city man was placed on probation with a suspended jail sentence Tuesday after being found guilty of child enticement charges for offering a 15-year-old boy money for sex.