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WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
en•tice•ment  (en tīsmənt),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. the act or practice of enticing, esp. to evil.
  2. the state of being enticed.
  3. something that entices;
  • Old French; see entice, -ment
  • Middle English 1275–1325

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. [countableuncountable]
en•tic•ing, adj.: It was a very enticing offer.

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

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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