enticement

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
en•tice /ɛnˈtaɪs/USA pronunciation   v. ,-ticed, -tic•ing. 
  1. 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•tice•ment, n. [countable; uncountable]
en•tic•ing,adj.: It was a very enticing offer.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
en•tice  (en tīs), 
v.t., -ticed, -tic•ing. 
  1. to lead on by exciting hope or desire;
    allure;
    inveigle:They were enticed westward by dreams of gold.
Etymology:
  • 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
en•ticing•ly, adv. 
en•ticing•ness, n. 
lure, attract, decoy, tempt. repel.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

entice /ɪnˈtaɪs/ vb
  1. (transitive) to attract or draw towards oneself by exciting hope or desire; tempt; allure
Etymology: 13th Century: from Old French enticier, from Vulgar Latin intitiāre (unattested) to incite, from Latin titiō firebrand

enˈticement n enˈticer n enˈticing adj enˈticingly adv



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