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  • 1 entice — I verb allure, bait, cajole, coax, decoy, divert, induce, inveigh, lure, seduce, tempt II index bait (lure), betray (lead astray), cajole, coax …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Entice — En*tice , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enticed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enticing}.] [OE. entisen, enticen, OF. enticier, entichier; pref. en (L. in) + a word of uncertain origin, cf. OF. atisier to stir a fire, provoke, L. titio firebrand, or MHG. zicken to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 entice — [en tīs′, intīs′] vt. enticed, enticing [ME enticen < OFr enticier, to set afire, hence excite, entice, prob. < VL * intitiare < L in + titio, a burning brand] to attract by offering hope of reward or pleasure; tempt; allure SYN. LURE… …

    English World dictionary

  • 4 entice — late 13c., intice, from O.Fr. enticier to stir up (fire), to excite, incite, perhaps from V.L. *intitiare set on fire, from L. in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + titio (gen. titionis) firebrand, of uncertain origin. Meaning to allure, attract is from …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 entice — *lure, inveigle, decoy, tempt, seduce Analogous words: snare, ensnare, trap, entrap (see CATCH): cajole, blandish, *coax, wheedle Antonyms: scare Contrasted words: *frighten, alarm, terrify, fright …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 6 entice — [v] allure; persuade attract, bait, bat eyes at*, beguile, cajole, coax, decoy, draw, entrap, inveigle, lead on, lure, prevail on, seduce, tempt, toll, turn on*, wheedle; concepts 7,19,22,68 Ant. disgust, dissuade, repel, repulse, turn away, turn …

    New thesaurus

  • 7 entice — ► VERB ▪ attract by offering pleasure or advantage. DERIVATIVES enticement noun enticer noun enticing adjective. ORIGIN Old French enticier, probably from a base meaning set on fire …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 entice — v. 1) (D; tr.) to entice into (to entice smb. into a life of crime) 2) (D; tr.) to entice with (they enticed the children with candy) * * * [ɪn taɪs] (D; tr.) to entice with (they enticed the children with candy) (D;tr.) to entice into (to entice …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 9 entice — [[t]ɪnta͟ɪs[/t]] entices, enticing, enticed VERB To entice someone to go somewhere or to do something means to try to persuade them to go to that place or to do that thing. [V n prep] Retailers have tried almost everything, from cheap credit to… …

    English dictionary

  • 10 entice — verb (T) to persuade someone to do something by offering them something if they will do it: entice sb away/across/down etc: He tried to entice the dog away from its post by the door. | entice sb: Banks are offering low interest rates in an… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 11 entice — en|tice [ınˈtaıs] v [T] [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: enticier, from Latin titio large burning piece of wood ] to persuade someone to do something or go somewhere, usually by offering them something that they want entice into/away/from… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 entice — UK [ɪnˈtaɪs] / US verb [transitive] Word forms entice : present tense I/you/we/they entice he/she/it entices present participle enticing past tense enticed past participle enticed to persuade someone to do something, especially by offering them… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 entice — verb Entice is used with these nouns as the object: ↑buyer, ↑customer, ↑viewer …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 entice — en|tice [ ın taıs ] verb transitive to persuade someone to do something, especially by offering them an advantage or reward: I enticed him with more money. In many cities drivers are being enticed to take a train or bus to work. How can a promise …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 entice — [13] Entice is an inflammatory sort of word. It comes ultimately from Latin tītiō ‘firebrand’, which was used, with the prefix in ‘in’, to form the Vulgar Latin verb *intītiāre ‘set on fire’. This passed into English via Old French enticier, and… …

    The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • 16 entice — verb he tried to entice us by promising a screen test at his studio Syn: tempt, lure, allure, attract, appeal to; invite, persuade, convince, beguile, coax, woo, court; seduce, lead on; informal sweet talk See note at tempt …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 entice —   Kono, ho okonokono, ume, ho ohahai, ho owalewale.    ♦ To entice a bird, kono manu …

    English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • 18 entice — To allure or tempt by artifice, the word importing an initial, active and wrongful effort. State v Norris, 82 Or 680, 162 P 859. To lure animals onto one s premises by putting out food by way of bait. 4 Am J2d Ani § 139. It is true that the word… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 19 entice — [13] Entice is an inflammatory sort of word. It comes ultimately from Latin tītiō ‘firebrand’, which was used, with the prefix in ‘in’, to form the Vulgar Latin verb *intītiāre ‘set on fire’. This passed into English via Old French enticier, and… …

    Word origins

  • 20 entice — transitive verb (enticed; enticing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French enticer, from Vulgar Latin *intitiare, from Latin in + titio firebrand Date: 14th century to attract artfully or adroitly or by arousing hope or desire ; tempt… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary