- to lead on by exciting hope or desire; allure; inveigle: They were enticed westward by dreams of gold.
Origin of entice
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Examples from the Web for enticed
In the past, the international community has enticed the Kim regime to negotiate by giving up-front concessions.Should Obama Take North Korea’s Bait?
Gordon G. Chang
October 21, 2014
They enticed Yanukovych into an economic deal that would have gradually diminished Russian influence in Ukraine.Cut the Baloney on Ukraine
Leslie H. Gelb
March 9, 2014
The area, which once hosted a large lake, had an attractive climate that enticed herbivores and then carnivores.294 Dinosaurs Once Walked on This Wall in Bolivia
October 24, 2013
Joanna Angel, owner of Burning Angel, knows that consumers need to be enticed.Free Porn Is Threatening the Adult Industry. Here Are Five Ways to Save It.
September 9, 2013
So far, the effort is underfunded and hasn't yet enticed China and India.Hillary Clinton’s Plan to Get Serious About Global Warming
David G. Victor, Charles F. Kennel, Veerabhadran Ramanathan
June 21, 2012
But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism
But once enticed into the parlour he did not reject the food set before him.The Secret Agent
Three were enticed on board the ship, and were shut up in the cabin.King Philip
John S. C. (John Stevens Cabot) Abbott
So my father was enticed back to Italy in the interests of the next of kin.The Eternal City
Dic is a true, pure man, who has been enticed into error and suffers for it.
- (tr) to attract or draw towards oneself by exciting hope or desire; tempt; allure
Word Origin and History for enticed
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.