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
He had an enticing tenure-track offer from a highly respectable university.
Such changes could go a long way to making air travel more enticing.
Although it may be late in the year for a new lawn mower, an end-of-season sale
  could be enticing.
The cottage costs more but is more enticing.
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