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.
See also: entice
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From that moment on, God has continued to seek us out, sending prophets, trying to entice us into a covenant of love.
The food manufacturers know we love sweet stuff, so they add as much sugar as they can possibly get away with to entice us into buying it.
Both of these works ask us to sit, stop and entice us into the characters and situations they are illuminating in very different ways.
The most common adverts on television and in shops entice us into the world of deals, whether we like it or not.
I now have the vision of a benevolent Bishop, in all his regalia pacing the streets of Bangor, peddling his newfangled "comic cuts" Christian theology to all and sundry, distributing gifts of sweets to entice us into church.
Easily negotiated gardens such as Versailles in France, play on our sense of balance, proportion and scale, entice us into the landscape and occasionally reward us with a stunning focal point or view.
The so-called financial institutions and `responsible' lenders, the banks, building societies and credit card companies, all do their utmost to entice us into their web.
We have heard less about al-Qaeda recently but we must remember there are many terrorist groups that are trying to entice us into a war.
Our minds are made up for us, as we skirt around an otherwise engaging beer garden and partly covered patio trying its utmost to entice us into its lonely embrace.
Modelled by men and women apparently untouched by the anorexic trends sadly adopted by many hoping to entice us into clothes purchases, the particularly delicious feature for me is, again, the script.
The Government will dangle a few carrots to entice us into new democracy, but the days of state fingernail inspectors will not be too far away.
The market traders were doing their best to entice us into their shops full of gaudy gifts, gold and silver jewellery and brightly-coloured Egyptian cottons and silks.
'They want to entice us into urban warfare,' he said.
Punting's impossible dream - the winners of the four English divisions in an ante-post Yankee - has always been more rare than a Saddam sighting in Skegness but at least bookies used to entice us into that unholy bet with a string of hard-to-resist come-ons.