Hoping to tempt her back into writing, her agent suggested that she and her husband collaborate on a book in his genre.
Small things about every day that tempt people, we wanted to find out what they were.
He had warned in his own inaugural that “we dare not tempt them with weakness” and had then failed to follow his own injunction.
early 13c., from Old French tempter (12c.), from Latin temptare "to feel, try out, attempt to influence, test." Related: Tempted; tempting.