WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2017
- the act or practice of enticing, esp. to evil.
- the state of being enticed.
- something that entices;
- Old French; see entice, -ment
- Middle English 1275–1325
- to tempt or persuade (someone);
lure: [~ + object]Can we entice him to the party?[~ + object + to + verb]There is a way we can entice him to come.[~ + object + into + object]We managed to entice him into coming.
en•tic•ing, adj.: It was a very enticing offer.
- to lead on by exciting hope or desire;
inveigle:They were enticed westward by dreams of gold.
- Vulgar Latin *intitiāre, equivalent. to Latin in- in-2 + -titiāre, verb, verbal derivative of *titius, for titiō piece of burning wood
- Old French enticier to incite
- Middle English enticen 1250–1300
- lure, attract, decoy, tempt.