entice (someone or something) into (something)

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entice (someone or something) into (something)

1. To appeal to someone or an animal in some way, in order to convince them to do something. My parents are trying to use money to entice me into getting better grades—and it's working!
2. To appeal to someone or an animal in some way, in order to convince them to physically enter something. What can we use to entice the animals into the trap? I enticed the kids into the car with the promise of ice cream.
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Lowndes points out that it's the use of correct verbal and nonverbal skills and cues that can entice someone into another's "world." For example, if someone has captured another's interest, she says to increase eye contact, smile, give a friendly nod, and move within speaking distance.
It seems probable that WikiLeaks will entice someone into breaking the law and passing the website more text of the TPP agreement.
Lowndes points out that it's the use of correct verbal and nonverbal skills and cues that can entice someone into another's "world." For example if someone has captured another's interest she says to increase eye contact smile give a friendly nod and move within speaking distance.