entice

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entice someone

(or an animal) into doing something to lure or cajole someone or an animal into doing something. We finally enticed him into running for office. Donna enticed the cat into coming down from the tree.

entice

someone (or an animal) into something to lure someone or an animal into something. Can I entice you into the house for some cold lemonade? We were able to entice the squirrel into the box with nuts.

entice

someone or an animal with something to lure someone or an animal with something. We tried to entice him with a description of the cake, but he was not interested in coming. If the cat won't come in, try enticing it with a bit of fish.
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The W790 increases the impact of direct mail and boosts mail "openability" by printing professional logos and enticers in color, directly on envelopes, postcards and self-mailers.
The booby fly was the most popular fish enticer - this invention has really revolutionised lake fishing.
I was using a 55-gallon barrel of sweet-coated popcorn as my primary bait, with molasses and dog food as further enticers.
For both, the completed action cannot change, meaning the higher status enticers retain and gain power by their influence upon others.
10) Other seed companies have carried soybeans as enticers to sell higher
Anarchist group member Brendan Crill also contended they have been singled out by the Los Angeles police and Mayor Richard Riordan's Office as probable enticers of violence during the convention.
The premiere of For Ella (to music sung by Ella Fitzgerald) featured Kozlova and Victoria Rinaldi, with swiveling-hips and neon-dipped pony-tails, as the high-kicking, honky-tonk enticers of four swains.