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Meaning of ENTICE

Pronunciation:  en'tIs

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[v]  provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
 

ENTICE is a 6 letter word that starts with E.

 

 Synonyms: lure, tempt
 
 See Also: bait, call, decoy, hook, lead on, provoke, seduce, snare, stimulate, stool, tweedle

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\En*tice"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enticed}; p. pr. & vb.
n. {Enticing}.] [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.

      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.

Syn: To allure; lure; coax; decoy; seduce; tempt; inveigle;
     incite; persuade; prevail on. See {Allure}.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: 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
 

 

 

 

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