Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act or practice of enticing or of inducing or instigating by exciting hope or desire; allurement; attraction; especially, the act of alluring or inducing to evil: as, the enticements of evil companions.
  • noun Means of enticing; inducement; incitement; anything that attracts by exciting desire or pleasing expectation.
  • noun The state or condition of being enticed, seduced, or led astray.

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

  • noun The act or practice of alluring or tempting.
  • noun That which entices, or incites to evil; means of allurement; alluring object.

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

  • noun The act or practice of enticing, of alluring or tempting; as, the enticements of evil companions.
  • noun That which entices, or incites to evil; means of allurement; an alluring object; as, an enticement to sin.

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

  • noun the act of influencing by exciting hope or desire
  • noun qualities that attract by seeming to promise some kind of reward
  • noun something that seduces or has the quality to seduce

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Examples

  • An added enticement is that the Tourist Assistance Card includes ambulance service, prescription drugs, legal assistance (presumably for robberies), and reimbursement if your flights are delayed or, heaven forbid, canceled.

    Tourism in Mexico City, Cancun and Ajijic

  • An added enticement is that the Tourist Assistance Card includes ambulance service, prescription drugs, legal assistance (presumably for robberies), and reimbursement if your flights are delayed or, heaven forbid, canceled.

    Tourism in Mexico City, Cancun and Ajijic

  • Recent Comcast enticement is $19.99/month (for 12 months) for “unlimited home phone and Comcast HD with DVR service.”

    Comcast Is Now 3rd Largest U.S. Phone Company*

  • To i­magine that the United States can stop China from pursuing its own economic ambitions through nagging, threats, or enticement is to fool ourselves.

    China Makes, The World Takes

  • To i­magine that the United States can stop China from pursuing its own economic ambitions through nagging, threats, or enticement is to fool ourselves.

    China Makes, The World Takes

  • Most of the time, the enticement was a cheaper rate, but sometime it was a promise to donate a certain amount per call to a church charity.

    Canada Free Press

  • Most of the time, the enticement was a cheaper rate, but sometime it was a promise to donate a certain amount per call to a church charity.

    Canada Free Press

  • The majority of my tweets are pointers to other resources, so there is a headline-an enticement in other words-and a link to the resource.

    ResourceShelf

  • We've seen evidence of this sort of voter 'enticement' by groups such as ACORN - where, in 2008, two ACORN workers in Milwaukee were accused of offering pre-paid gasoline cards or restaurant gift cards to people in exchange for registration.

    Sharron Angle Campaign: Harry Reid 'Intends To Steal This Election'

  • We've seen evidence of this sort of voter 'enticement' by groups such as ACORN - where, in 2008, two ACORN workers in Milwaukee were accused of offering pre-paid gasoline cards or restaurant gift cards to people in exchange for registration.

    Sharron Angle Campaign: Harry Reid 'Intends To Steal This Election'

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  • "Salespeople competed for attendees’ attention with posh enticements of moleskin-type notebooks and tote bags"

    Source: The most avid believers in artificial intelligence are aggressively secular – yet their language is eerily religious. Why?

    January 22, 2018