verb (used with object), en·ticed, en·tic·ing.
Origin of entice
Examples from the Web for enticing
These are the kinds of uncomfortable and sometimes upsetting scenarios that make the two-year-old web series so enticing.‘High Maintenance,’ Like a Good High, Is Funny and Sometimes Unsettling|Caitlin Dickson|November 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Underneath minimalistic names like Detox and Cleanse, enticing descriptions of the fluid medicine bags help narrow the choices.The I.V. Doc Comes to Your House, Fights Hangovers, and Wins|Abby Haglage|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Evidently the opportunity for advertising was too enticing for some.
Volunteers exposed a patch of their forearm and a machine blew air across it, enticing mosquitoes into a trap.Mosquitoes Love Some People More and Science Wants to Know Why|Josh Dzieza|August 6, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She was said to be capable of enticing even the most experienced ship captain to veer from his course and meet an untimely end.Beware the Early Predictions in Supreme Court Gay Marriage Cases|Adam Winkler|March 26, 2013|DAILY BEAST
She leaned toward him, and to poor Tom she looked the incarnation of enticing loveliness.A Book o' Nine Tales.|Arlo Bates
I found that the sparrow uttered none but harsh notes, whilst those of the blackbird and thrush were sweet and enticing.Frankenstein|Mary W. Shelley
It may also be proper to scent the traps with the following mixture, for the purpose of enticing the rats into them.
You're wonderful handsome, and enticing, and pleasing to look on, Judith!The Deerslayer|James Fenimore Cooper
What perfectly renders the temper calm; honor or enticing lucre, or a secret passage and the path of an unnoticed life?The Works of Horace|Horace
British Dictionary definitions for enticing
Word Origin for entice
Word Origin and History for enticing
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.