Definition of entice in English:


Syllabification: en·tice
Pronunciation: /inˈtīs
, enˈtīs


[with object]
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
More example sentences
  • 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.
tempt, lure, allure, attract, appeal to;
invite, persuade, convince, beguile, coax, woo, court;
seduce, lead on
informal sweet-talk
tempting, alluring, attractive, appealing, inviting, seductive, beguiling, charming;
informal -licious


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'.



More example sentences
  • 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.

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