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Words nearby enticement
What does enticement mean?
Enticement can also refer to the state of being enticed. Less commonly, enticement can refer to something that entices, as in The gift shop is filled with enticements.
Enticement is sometimes confused with the word incitement, which means the act of encouraging, urging, prompting, or provoking someone to do something, especially something bad. Incitement is usually more aggressive and direct than enticement.
Example: The salary increase was tempting, but to be honest, no amount of enticement could have gotten me to take that job—it just wasn’t for me.
Where does enticement come from?
The first records of enticement come from around 1300. The base word, entice, is recorded earlier, in the 1200s. It comes from the Vulgar Latin verb intitiāre, which means “to incite” and derives from the Latin titiō, “piece of burning wood.”
Fittingly, the scent, sound, and warm glow of a crackling fire are an enticement to come closer to it—but getting too close could be harmful. The word seduction can mean something similar, but even more strongly implies that such a thing is tempting us to do the wrong thing. Enticement can also lead to doing good things, however, as in I was convinced to join the program through the enticement of several professors.
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How is enticement used in real life?
Enticement often involves persuading people to do things they shouldn’t, but this isn’t always the case.
As different as they are from each other, all wellness shows share at least one central enticement: the possibility of transformation—for subjects onscreen, the viewer at home or both https://t.co/c3mg6ewInN
— TIME (@TIME) July 24, 2020
“Anchor the eternity of love in your own soul… Lean toward the whispers of your own heart… Release the need to hate, to harbor division, and the enticement of revenge… But when it is your time don’t be afraid to stand up, speak up, and speak out against injustice.” https://t.co/PVph32FdQB
— Maria Popova (@brainpicker) July 19, 2020
"In January 2013, Tulsans Jason and Kristin Weis founded a nonprofit called The Demand Project, which exists to eradicate human trafficking, online enticement, child abuse imagery and the commercial sexual exploitation of children." https://t.co/FxQUnx7gPd
— The Tulsa Voice (@TheTulsaVoice) July 27, 2020
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Example sentences from the Web for enticement
For now, Spokane-Waco tops the enticements, especially should they meet at or near the end of the all-Indiana tournament in March.College basketball’s kingdoms have gone haywire — in case you just started paying attention|Chuck Culpepper|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
Olson cautions that some of the increase is probably tied to heightened awareness of the group’s “CyberTipline” and stepped-up efforts by Internet companies to report possible enticement occurring on their platforms.
Atop the building, an unfinished roof deck awaits the enticement of a soon-to-be liquor license.Brooklyn’s Museum of Death: Inside Morbid Anatomy’s House of Intriguing Horrors|Nina Strochlic|July 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This was meant to be an enticement for Abbas to return to negotiations.Obama Meets Palestine’s Abbas in the Wild Wild West Bank|Eli Lake|March 21, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Thus, from the defense perspective, the enticement was likely the promise that the sentence imposed would be time served.
When these bright creatures are holding high carnival above, the trout positively refuse other enticement.
For Mademoiselle Giraud, who offered every kind of enticement, nothing could increase the aversion I had for her.The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete|Jean Jacques Rousseau
The path of light, to be sure, with all its fairy-book enticement, lay straight before her.The Backwoodsmen|Charles G. D. Roberts
Tempting indeed is the historical survey this presented, but we must not yield to the enticement.The Hearth-Stone|Samuel Osgood
But the enticement offered by Reddy's swinging form proved too much for the enraged animal.The Outdoor Chums After Big Game|Captain Quincy Allen