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enticement

[en-tahys-muh nt] /ɛnˈtaɪs mənt/
noun
1.
the act or practice of enticing, especially to evil.
2.
the state of being enticed.
3.
something that entices; allurement.
Origin
1275-1325
1275-1325; Middle English < Old French; see entice, -ment
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Examples from the web for enticement
  • There is in woods and waters a certain enticement and flattery, together with a failure to yield a present satisfaction.
  • Banners usually carry a company name, a message and an enticement to click.
  • Another enticement is the strong recovery in car sales.
  • Most of whom were arrested because of the enticement of the drug trade, the potential for great reward in spite of the risks.
  • The offer of construction and security jobs should prove a useful enticement.
  • The main enticement is the huge variety of clothing and exotic foods.
  • So they reflect the film's bold but reckless synthesis of visual enticement and rhetorical fever.
Word Origin and History for enticement
n.

c.1300, "thing which entices;" 1540s, "action of enticing;" from Old French enticement, from enticier (see entice).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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