verb (used with object), en·ticed, en·tic·ing.
- entire function,
Origin of entice
Examples from the Web for entice
“That FBI money is designed to entice somebody in the United states to help find where he is overseas,” the former agent said.
ISIS, on the other hand, spread $2 million in the area, to entice local tribes and leaders to permit their presence there.U.S. Ignored Warnings Before ISIS Takeover of a Key City|Josh Rogin|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Why is the onus on smart women then to hustle and entice these men?Dear Princeton Mom, Stop Telling Me To Husband-Hunt|Emily Shire|February 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The camera crew took advantage of this and used a green laser pointer to entice the cheerleaders to move around the stadium.
Regolo says that it is hard to entice people to leave a more lucrative lifestyle, even when it can be deadly.Three-Year-Old Coco Is The Italian Mafia’s Littlest Victim|Barbie Latza Nadeau|January 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He tried to entice Washington from the hills to attack in open country.Washington and his Comrades in Arms|George Wrong
As they failed to produce an effect on the emissaries of Hezekiah, they attempt to entice the soldiers on the wall to desert.The History of Antiquity, Vol. III (of VI)|Max Duncker
For thirty years they were trying to entice us to sell them our land.Indian Boyhood|[AKA Ohiyesa], Charles A. Eastman
And how will you manage to entice the bears there, all to one spot?The Field of Ice|Jules Verne
She essayed a book on contracts, but it did not entice her to a complete perusal.Brave Men and Women|O.E. Fuller
Word Origin for entice
late 13c., intice, from Old French enticier "to stir up (fire), to excite, incite," perhaps from Vulgar Latin *intitiare "set on fire," from Latin in- "in" (see in- (2)) + titio (genitive titionis) "firebrand," of uncertain origin. Meaning "to allure, attract" is from c.1300. Related: Enticed; enticing.