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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Together the two of them, assisted along the way by several characters and a series of mysterious old books featuring an image of the Dragon and nothing else, gradually uncover Dracula's lair and why he has enticed them into his the confines of his personal library which he had accumulated over the centuries of his diabolical existence.
Artistic director--choreographer Alonzo King constantly enticed them into being more daring, more passionate.