You can never know who can become a spy for the enemy if you have enough means to pressure him, to blackmail him, to tempt him.
So a doctrine of limited retaliation may tempt Pyongyang to kill again.
Despite obvious reasons why Time Warner might not want a mega-deal right now, some factors might tempt Bewkes.
Fearful lest curiosity might tempt me to open it, I had never even looked at it in book-stores.
He had warned in his own inaugural that “we dare not tempt them with weakness” and had then failed to follow his own injunction.
Your aunt must have dainties to tempt her appetite and so keep up her strength.
We and you have neither money nor jewels, nor plate, that can tempt thieves!
It was information which was bound to tempt the light-hearted Tom.
To tempt me because you happened to be president and a girl loves to lead?
When we love a woman we begin to tell her of our possessions and to tempt her by them.
early 13c., from Old French tempter (12c.), from Latin temptare "to feel, try out, attempt to influence, test." Related: Tempted; tempting.