- Attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage: a show which should entice a new audience into the theatre [with object and infinitive]: the treat is offered to entice the dog to eatMore example sentences
tempt, allure, lure, attract, dangle a carrot in front of; appeal to, invite, persuade, convince, inveigle, induce, beguile, cajole, wheedle, coax, woo; seduce, lead astray, lead on, decoytempting, alluring, attractive, appealing, fetching, inviting, glamorous, captivating, seductive; enchanting, beguiling, charming, fascinating, intriguing, tantalizing, magnetic; irresistible• informal , • dated come-hither
- 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.
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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.
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'.