tempt (someone or an animal) with (something)

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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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We also receive the power from God to help us break free from the sins that the enemy of our souls tempts us with. They capture our hearts and minds and destroy our lives.
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A more modern definition of comfort awaited the middle of the nineteenth century when Alexander Jackson Downing and Catherine Beecher preached that the middle class deserved a "comfortable cottage." Crowley only tempts us with that idea for those writings were still prescriptive; Katherine Grier carries it to its Victorian conclusion in Culture and Comfort: People, Parlors, and Upholstery, 1850-1930.