tempt (one) to (do something)

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tempt (one) to (do something)

To entice or allure one to do something. A: "Could I tempt you to join our company?" B: "No thanks, I'm very happy in my current job." The promise of adventure and a guaranteed job placement is tempting me to move to Japan to teach English.
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tempt someone to do something

to entice someone to do something. You can't tempt me to eat any of that cake! I wasn't even tempted to go into town with the others.
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"Even loose change can tempt someone to break into a car.
The question is whether that's enough to tempt someone to shell out north of PS33,000 for even an entry grade model - in the face of some established and compelling rivals.
An attractive photograph could tempt someone to make contact and walk straight into a scam.
The easiest way to tempt someone to make a mistake is to make him angry.
But he hopes grim details about the deaths of Holly Wells and Jessica Chapman will tempt someone to help him make it third time lucky.
Cops hope the reward will tempt someone to come forward with a vital piece of information to help crack the case.
But what can possibly tempt someone to last season's worst team, in the bottom league and playing in front of, 250 supporters?
A pounds 10,000 makeover incentive is on the table at Hallow, Worcester - to tempt someone to buy the last of six new houses.
Only the possibility of scalping those tickets for $500 a pair or more, their present reported street value, might tempt someone to postpone the pleasure of seeign Maria Bjornson's imposing and sinfully expensive sets until the 1990s, but then one would miss Michael Crawford in the title role, and Crawford's perfromance is impressive in proportion as it is unsupported by script or score.
I hope the reward money will tempt someone to come forward with information."
"Mobile phones, laptops, books or CDs on the back seat can tempt someone to smash and grab."
"We came up with the idea of giving one of John's shirts as a reward because he is such a local hero around here and hopefully it might tempt someone to come forward with information."
But now Crimestoppers have put up the cash in the hope it will tempt someone to come forward.
And unless Kendall can finally tempt someone to accept the transfer millions in his pocket, it could be the same story when the season starts for real in a fortnight's time.