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ENTICE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does entice mean? 

ENTICE (verb)
  The verb ENTICE has 1 sense:

1. provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion

  Familiarity information: ENTICE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENTICE (verb)


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Meaning:

Provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

entice; lure; tempt

Context example:

He lured me into temptation

Hypernyms (to "entice" is one way to...):

provoke; stimulate (provide the needed stimulus for)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "entice"):

hook; snare (entice and trap)

seduce (lure or entice away from duty, principles, or proper conduct)

call (lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal)

stool (lure with a stool, as of wild fowl)

lead on (entice or induce especially when unwise or mistaken)

tweedle (entice through the use of music)

decoy (lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy)

bait (lure, entice, or entrap with bait)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something

Sentence example:

They entice him to write the letter


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