tempt (someone or an animal) with (something)

tempt (someone or an animal) with (something)

To entice, attract, or allure someone or an animal with something. I really don't want to relocate to Alaska, but the company is tempting me with a huge bonus. We tried tempting the lion with a slab of meat, but it refused to leave its cage.
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tempt someone with something

to entice someone with something. Can I tempt you with a bit of chocolate cake? I was tempted with a free book if I sent in my name, but I decided against it.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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