entice (someone or something) into (something)

(redirected from enticed one into)

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
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
The phrase I especially remember is the one that brings and has brought all such factions to grief: "Small heresics lead to larger ones." Or, as Howe also adumbrated this epigram, "The very need for coherence that enticed one into a complete intellectual system made total belief increasingly hard once a flaw was revealed."