Definition of entice in English:

entice

Syllabification: en·tice
Pronunciation: /enˈtīs
 
/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

enticer

noun
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.

Origin

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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