Entice

Definition of Entice

En`tice´
v. t.1.To draw on, by exciting hope or desire; to allure; to attract; as, the bait enticed the fishes. Often in a bad sense: To lead astray; to induce to evil; to tempt; as, the sirens enticed them to listen.
[imp. & p. p. Enticed ; p. pr. & vb. n. Enticing .]
Roses blushing as they blow,
And enticing men to pull.
- Beau. & Fl.
My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
- Prov. i. 10.
Go, and thine erring brother gain,
Entice him home to be forgiven.
- Keble.

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allure, bait, bait the hook, beguile, blandish, cajole, coax, decoy, draw, draw in, draw on, ensnare, entrap, flirt, flirt with, give the come-on, inveigle, lead on, offer bait to, persuade, prevail on, rope in, seduce, soft-soap, suck in, sweet-talk, tempt, toll, wheedle, woo
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