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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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entice (someone or something) with (something)

To use something appealing to convince someone or an animal to do something. We enticed the animals with some food and got them into the trap. I enticed the kids with the promise of ice cream.
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entice someone

(or an animal) into doing something to lure or cajole someone or an animal into doing something. We finally enticed him into running for office. Donna enticed the cat into coming down from the tree.


someone (or an animal) into something to lure someone or an animal into something. Can I entice you into the house for some cold lemonade? We were able to entice the squirrel into the box with nuts.


someone or an animal with something to lure someone or an animal with something. We tried to entice him with a description of the cake, but he was not interested in coming. If the cat won't come in, try enticing it with a bit of fish.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"We're confident Entices will prove a success and already have plans in the pipeline for expanding our product range within the next few months," she added.
Taking advantage of Argent's hands on approach, Entices engaged the landlord's development expertise for the fit out of their retail unit which features Italian counters and equipment alongside a pink and green colour scheme reminiscent of Neapolitan ice cream.
Ross Fittall of Argent samples Entices' gelato with Irena and Jon Hale.
Now Camira is set to take on apprentices from Entice for the second year running using a tried and tested filtering process, which offers a build-up of exposure of students to the work environment through taster sessions and work experience - allowing students and employer to get to know each other before any apprenticeships are filled.
Alan Williams, operations director of Camira Fabrics, said: "We've been delighted with the apprentices recruited through Entice last year and are keen to replicate this success.
"Our two ex-Shelley College students have been greeted with great enthusiasm throughout our workforce, as Entice provided us with absolutely the right candidates.
The centre works with Entice on the Camira programme and has also partnering with Entice on a wider remit.
Karen Fox, managing director of Entice, said the aim was to address three main issues - promoting apprenticeships as an equally viable career path when all the focus has been on post-16 students to go into further and higher education; simplifying the application process; and providing clear signposting.
The Entice Project is the community apprenticeship scheme with 15 Shelley College students successfully finding placements with local employers over the last year alone.
Assistant Principal, Debbie Lumb and Karen Fox, Entice Director, spoKe to businesses about the benefits of employing apprentices and why they should engage with their local school.
Debbie Lumb said, "Our Entice Project is gaining momentum both in school and out and students can see the unique opportunity they have to get a head start in the world of worK.
Huddersfield Town director, Sean Jarvis, later tweeted: "Very impressed with Entice Project at Shelley College - interesting and thought PROVOKING morning!" Lynette Webber of Penistone FM, commented: "It is great to see a school organising such a professional event and proving they are commercially minded.