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.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To entices
Collins
World English Dictionary
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

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

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.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Example sentences
In theory, this cycle should end once property prices fall to a level that
  entices a fresh wave of buyers.
Science entices the human mind into new places and a more precise understanding
  of reality.
And learn what entices them to leave it behind at night.
But what entices some people to join the family compels others to leave it.
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature
FAVORITES
RECENT

;