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entice

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Verb (transitive)
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en=tice
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6 in 6 verses (in OT : 4 in 4 verses) (in NT : 2 in 2 verses)

CIDE DICTIONARY

enticev. t. [OE. entisen, enticen, OF. enticier, entichier; pref. en- (L. in) + a word of uncertain origin, cf. OF. atisier to stir a fire, provoke, L. titio firebrand, or MHG. zicken to push.].
     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.  [1913 Webster]
    "Roses blushing as they blow,
    And enticing men to pull.
    "  [1913 Webster]
    "My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not."  [1913 Webster]
    "Go, and thine erring brother gain,
    Entice him home to be forgiven.
    "
Syn. -- To allure; lure; coax; decoy; seduce; tempt; inveigle; incite; persuade; prevail on. See Allure.

OXFORD DICTIONARY

entice, v.tr. (often foll. by from, into, or to + infin.) persuade by the offer of pleasure or reward.

Derivative
enticement n. enticer n. enticingly adv.
Etymology
ME f. OF enticier prob. f. Rmc

THESAURUS

entice

allure, attract, 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, lure, offer bait to, persuade, prevail on, rope in, seduce, soft-soap, suck in, sweet-talk, tempt, toll, wheedle, woo

ROGET THESAURUS

entice

Motive

VB induce, move, draw, draw on, bring in its train, give an impulse, to, inspire, put up to, prompt, call up, attract, beckon, stimulate, spirit up, inspirit, rouse, arouse, animate, incite, foment, provoke, instigate, set on, actuate, act upon, work upon, operate upon, encourage, pat on the back, pat on the shoulder, clap on the back, clap on the shoulder, influence, weigh with, bias, sway, incline, dispose, predispose, turn the scale, inoculate, lead by the nose, have influence with, have influence over, have influence upon, exercise influence with, exercise influence over, exercise influence upon, go round, come round one, turn the head, magnetize, lobby, persuade, prevail with, prevail upon, overcome, carry, bring round to one's senses, bring to one's senses, draw over, win over, gain over, come over, talk over, procure, enlist, engage, invite, court, tempt, seduce, overpersuade, entice, allure, captivate, fascinate, bewitch, carry away, charm, conciliate, wheedle, coax, lure, inveigle, tantalize, cajole, tamper with, bribe, suborn, grease the palm, bait with a silver hook, gild the pill, make things pleasant, put a sop into the pan, throw a sop to, bait the hook, enforce, force, impel, propel, whip, lash, goad, spur, prick, urge, egg on, hound, hurry on, drag, exhort, advise, call upon, press, advocate, set an example, set the fashion, keep in countenance, be persuaded, yield to temptation, come round, concede, obey a call, follow advice, follow the bent, follow the dictates of, act on principle.


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