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.
provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasionsee more
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entice and trap
lure or entice away from duty, principles, or proper conduct
lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal
lure with a stool, as of wild fowl
entice or induce especially when unwise or mistaken
entice through the use of music
lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy
lure, entice, or entrap with bait