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Attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage:‘a show which should entice a new audience into the theatre’[with object and infinitive] ‘the treat is offered to entice the dog to eat’
tempting, alluring, attractive, appealing, fetching, inviting, glamorous, captivating, seductiveenchanting, beguiling, charming, fascinating, intriguing, tantalizing, magneticirresistiblecome-hithertempt, allure, lure, attract, dangle a carrot in front ofappeal to, invite, persuade, convince, inveigle, induce, beguile, cajole, wheedle, coax, wooseduce, lead astray, lead on, decoysweet-talk, smooth-talkView synonyms
- ‘An art gallery is hoping to entice sweet-toothed visitors with its new exhibition.’
- ‘For those with jobs, this may not sound like a particularly enticing prospect.’
- ‘With its grass roof and its intriguing bridge, it immediately excites the curiosity, enticing you to cross it.’
- ‘Small window displays built into the outside walls show enticing arrays of fresh fish and shellfish.’
- ‘India is painted vibrantly, enticing the audience to experience it for themselves.’
- ‘Now the wheedling has begun again, this time to entice me into the maw of the ultimate terror: parenthood.’
- ‘The notion of top-flight sides enticing contracted performers began to appear anachronistic.’
- ‘A new expanded web site highlights the special services offered and its intricate design entices the visitor to explore each aspect.’
- ‘It entices customers in with a market-beating introductory offer that rises after six months or so.’
- ‘The youth have to be enticed with offers of foreign tours and mobile phones to join the defense services.’
- ‘Looking for a quick lunch, we thought a pub meal may take too long to prepare, but were enticed by the appeal of the hot counter.’
- ‘Essential to making the event a success is enticing people to attend the party.’
- ‘It's uplifting symphonic praise, enticing us musically back into the Age of Aquarius.’
- ‘It attracts a real cross-section of regulars, enticed by weekly live music and comedy and an evolving selection of cask ales.’
- ‘The club has come up with an attractive membership pack to entice new members.’
- ‘This doesn't mean that they are easily enticed by new job offers, however.’
- ‘All these banks and credit-card companies are doing is enticing people to get into even more debt.’
- ‘This was too enticing a prospect to let pass before we commenced our craft tour.’
- ‘When he refused, they then attempted to entice him to get in by offering him sweets.’
- ‘Best of all, this is a very fresh and enticing album that'll leave you bouncing as you listen to the funky beats.’
Middle English (also in the sense ‘incite, provoke’; formerly also as intice): from Old French enticier, probably from a base meaning set on fire, based on an alteration of Latin titio firebrand.
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