Meaning of entice

entice




Let’s say your friend wants to go to the movies and you don’t want to. Your friend might try to entice you by offering to buy you popcorn and a soda. Entice means to persuade with promises of something.

The word entice means to lure or tempt someone by promising them something that they like. It is a little manipulative but in a fairly straightforward way. You always know it when someone is enticing you. If a company really wants to hire you, they will entice you with a good salary and generous benefits. The promise of a gold star is often enough to entice small children to get good grades.

Definitions of entice
  1. verb

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

    synonyms:

    lure, tempt

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    types:

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    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
    type of:

    provoke, stimulate

    provide the needed stimulus for

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