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Entice vs. Tempt

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Enticeverb

(transitive) To lure; to attract by arousing desire or hope.

‘I enticed the little bear into the trap with a pot of honey.’;

Temptverb

(transitive) To provoke someone to do wrong, especially by promising a reward; to entice.

‘She tempted me to eat the apple.’;

Enticeverb

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.’; ‘My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.’; ‘Go, and thine erring brother gain,Entice him home to be forgiven.’;

Temptverb

(transitive) To attract; to allure.

‘Its glossy skin tempted me.’;

Enticeverb

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

‘He lured me into temptation’;

Temptverb

(transitive) To provoke something; to court.

‘It would be tempting fate.’;

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Enticeverb

attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage

‘a show which should entice a new audience into the theatre’; ‘the treat is offered to entice the dog to eat’;

Temptverb

To put to trial; to prove; to test; to try.

‘God did tempt Abraham.’; ‘Ye shall not tempt the Lord your God.’;

Temptverb

To lead, or endeavor to lead, into evil; to entice to what is wrong; to seduce.

‘Every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.’;

Temptverb

To endeavor to persuade; to induce; to invite; to incite; to provoke; to instigate.

‘Tempt not the brave and needy to despair.’; ‘Nor tempt the wrath of heaven's avenging Sire.’;

Temptverb

To endeavor to accomplish or reach; to attempt.

‘Ere leave be given to tempt the nether skies.’;

Temptverb

dispose or incline or entice to;

‘We were tempted by the delicious-looking food’;

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Temptverb

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

‘He lured me into temptation’;

Temptverb

give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting;

‘the window displays tempted the shoppers’;

Temptverb

induce into action by using one's charm;

‘She charmed him into giving her all his money’;

Temptverb

try to seduce

Temptverb

try presumptuously;

‘St. Anthony was tempted in the desert’;

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