tempt (one) into (something or some place)

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tempt (one) into (something or some place)

1. To entice or allure one to enter some place or thing. The beautiful woman kept giving the married man flirty looks to try to tempt him into the hot tub with her. There's no way you could tempt me into some underwater cage surrounded by sharks!
2. To entice or allure one to do something. A: "Could I tempt you into joining 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 into moving to Japan to teach English.
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tempt someone into something

to lure or seduce someone into something. Could I tempt you into going swimming? She would not be tempted into eating the rich and fattening cake.
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The Reds planned a raid on the Serie A side for the PS50million-rated defender and were hoping to tempt them into doing business by offering Andreas Pereira (above) in a player-plus-cash deal.
The Portuguese club have matched the Toon's offer to Anderlecht, and the Magpies could now add the Belgian side's defender Chancel Mbemba to the deal to tempt them into doing business.