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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.
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New rules of the Federal Reserve that is to come into effect in April would effectively bar lenders from enticing customers to take out bigger mortgage products.
Moorhouse Lad, in only his second appearance this season, finished down the field in seventh, with Enticing winning by a length from Masta Plasta.
While she failed to cut the mustard behind Reverence and company on the Knavesmire, Enticing had previously shown her mettle when inching out Wi Dud in the Molecomb Stakes at Goodwood.
These poles act as social and organisational magnets, enticing employees into many different sorts of activities (from working out to prayer) along its length.
ENTICING stuck his nose in front where it counts to pip Wi Dud in a thrilling finish to the Betfair Molecomb Stakes.
Basic Skills For Kids (KIM-9117CD) by William Janiak is an enticing collection of fun and educational songs aimed at teaching a child a solid understanding of body part identification, motor development, right-left discrimination, and emotional awareness throughout its six-track playlist, doubled with instrumentals of the first six: I've Got Parts In The Middle Of My Body; The Pencil Song; Today I'm Happy; Moving; I'm A Helper; and Two By Two.
Trail Of Vengeance by Peter James Quirk is the enticing tale of Lisa Rossi, a young detective for the Brooklyn Police Department, who is faced with a case of jewelry thievery and murder, be the murder that of her own partner.
In Prague, the reader will learn of the cities great history, including in-depth studies and introductions into the lives of many worldly idols who've come from, visited, or merely appreciated the city for its many enticing beauties.
To cater to the pickiest of food critics--your children--Fit Kids comes in two enticing flavors: Cinnamon Toast and Chocolate Chip.
Very highly recommended reading, The Last Outlaw is the perfect addition to the libraries of western American history students, criminology students, and the general reader looking for an enticing tale drawn from the annals of the west.
At last count, over 20 major mainstream hotel chains are now enticing gay travelers through marketing efforts.
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Cybersex offenders who target young people use computers for purposes that may include viewing, storing, producing, sending, and receiving child pornography; contacting, grooming, and enticing juveniles for victimization; and communicating with (and, thus, helping to validate) each other.