entice

[en-tahys]
verb (used with object), enticed, enticing.
to lead on by exciting hope or desire; allure; inveigle: They were enticed westward by dreams of gold.

Origin:
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

enticingly, adverb
enticingness, noun
nonenticing, adjective
nonenticingly, adverb
unenticed, adjective
unenticing, adjective


lure, attract, decoy, tempt.


repel.
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entice (ɪnˈtaɪs)
 
vb
(tr) to attract or draw towards oneself by exciting hope or desire; tempt; allure
 
[C13: from Old French enticier, from Vulgar Latin intitiāre (unattested) to incite, from Latin titiō firebrand]
 
en'ticement
 
n
 
en'ticer
 
n
 
en'ticing
 
adj
 
en'ticingly
 
adv
 
en'ticingness
 
n

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entice
c.1300, from O.Fr. enticier, perhaps from V.L. *intitiare "set on fire," from L. in- "in" + titio (gen. titionis) "firebrand," of uncertain origin. Related: Enticing.
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Example sentences
Retailers will feel the usual seasonal pinch, and will have to labor harder to
  entice cash from the customers.
Travel providers are reacting with sales meant to entice wary travelers into a
  Vegas vacation.
One of the most ostentatiously adorned creatures on Earth, the peacock uses its
  brilliant plumage to entice females.
Caribbean islands, of course, promote their best features to entice travelers.
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