Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To attract (someone), usually to do something, by arousing hope, interest, or desire: synonym: lure.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To draw on or induce by exciting hope or desire; incite by the presentation of pleasurable motives or ideas; allure; attract; invite; especially, in a bad sense, to allure or induce to evil.
  • Synonyms Lure, Decoy, etc. (see allure); tempt, inveigle, wheedle, cajole.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To draw on, by exciting hope or desire; to allure; to attract. Often in a bad sense: To lead astray; to induce to evil; to tempt.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive To lure; to attract by arousing desire or hope.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English enticen, from Old French enticier, to instigate, possibly from Vulgar Latin *intītiāre, to set afire : Latin in-, in; see en– + Latin tītiō, firebrand.]

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From Old French enticier < Vulgar Latin *intitiāre < Latin titiō.

Examples

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  • In late July, he implied that Mr. Anwar could use corrupt practices to "entice" MPs to join the opposition.

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  • Today she replies, and said that she had actually spent a drunken hour that night looking around the hotel for me in hopes to "entice" me up to her room since I'm just her type.

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  • The present study, carried out by researchers at the Department of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Science Education at the University of Haifa-Oranim, headed by Prof. Ido Izhaki along with Prof. Gidi Ne'eman, Prof. Moshe Inbar and Dr. Natarajan Singaravelan, examined whether these substances are intended to "entice" the bees or whether they are byproducts that are not necessarily linked to any such objective.

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  • The scientists from the University of Haifa examined whether the substances were intended to 'entice' bees or whether they were byproducts with no particular role.

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  • The present study, carried out by researchers at the Department of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Science Education at the University of Haifa-Oranim, headed by Prof. Ido Izhaki along with Prof. Gidi Ne'eman, Prof. Moshe Inbar and Dr. Natarajan Singaravelan, examined whether these substances are intended to "entice" the bees or whether they are byproducts that are not necessarily linked to any such objective.

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  • The present study, carried out by researchers at the Department of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Science Education at the University of Haifa-Oranim, headed by Prof. Ido Izhaki along with Prof. Gidi Ne'eman, Prof. Moshe Inbar and Dr. Natarajan Singaravelan, examined whether these substances are intended to "entice" the bees or whether they are byproducts that are not necessarily linked to any such objective.

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  • Its like the post linked to in the OP I made - women learn their bodies are for someone elses sexuality, we "entice" this uncontrollable force.

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  • The study, carried out by researchers at the Department of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology and the Department of Science Education at the University of Haifa-Oranim, headed by Prof. Ido Izhaki along with Prof. Gidi Ne'eman, Prof. Moshe Inbar and Dr. Natarajan Singaravelan, examined whether these substances are intended to "entice" the bees or whether they are byproducts that are not necessarily linked to any such objective.

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