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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When Lienzo is introduced to coffee and enticed into trying to corner the market, the multiple plots thicken, divide, and nearly ruin him for good.
Rueda's most shocking detail about NAMBLA's founding conference was the involvement of "Father Paul Shanley, representative of Boston's Cardinal [Humberto] Medeiros for sexual minorities...." According to an account of the event published in a magazine called Gays Week, Shanley spoke of a case in which a young boy enticed into a homosexual relationship "was rejected by family and society but helped by a boy-lover." Imprisoning the predatory adult homosexual, according to Shanley, "began the psychic demise of that child."
The reader is enticed into learning the taxonomic characteristics of the region's native trees through stories of people who used them creatively in their lives.