entice

[ en-tahys ]
/ ɛnˈtaɪs /
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verb (used with object), en·ticed, en·tic·ing.

to lead on by exciting hope or desire; allure; inveigle: They were enticed westward by dreams of gold.

Origin of entice

1250–1300; Middle English enticen < Old French enticier to incite < Vulgar Latin *intitiāre, equivalent to Latin in- in-2 + -titiāre, verbal derivative of *titius, for titiō piece of burning wood

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entice

/ (ɪnˈtaɪs) /

verb

(tr) to attract or draw towards oneself by exciting hope or desire; tempt; allure

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Word Origin for entice

C13: from Old French enticier, from Vulgar Latin intitiāre (unattested) to incite, from Latin titiō firebrand
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