Attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage: a show that should entice a new audience into the theater [with object and infinitive]: the whole purpose of bribes is to entice governments to act against the public interest
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- For those with jobs, this may not sound like a particularly enticing prospect.
- The club has come up with an attractive membership pack to entice new members.
- This was too enticing a prospect to let pass before we commenced our craft tour.
Middle English (also in the sense 'incite, provoke'; formerly also as intice): from Old French enticier, probably from a base meaning 'set on fire', based on an alteration of Latin titio 'firebrand'.
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- To secure its rights, it evidently provided legal aid to one firm that sought to enforce its indentures against enticers.
- The solicitor or enticer of a person to commit acts of prostitution will be liable for imprisonment of from one year to ten years.