Definition of enticement in English:



  • 1Something used to attract or to tempt someone; a lure.

    ‘financial enticements’
    • ‘Content data services are likely to function primarily as enticements to induce more voice usage.’
    • ‘The attraction is an enticement to men to act in order to lure women for physical contact.’
    • ‘Many enticements are being offered by public schools to lure homeschoolers back into their fold.’
    • ‘However, ongoing reports suggested the scale of enticements might be much larger.’
    • ‘Luther himself was not keen on the idea and resisted all sorts of enticements.’
    • ‘He said the only enticement left for companies in their business is the competitive tax rate Ireland enjoys.’
    • ‘Drawn by these enticements, some 29,000 landlords now lease Section 8 apartments in New York City.’
    • ‘With the right enticements, Pyongyang can be persuaded to promise to give up its nuke program.’
    • ‘Attraction is such an enticement that some fall victim to it.’
    • ‘The state had offered numerous incentives and enticements to the carrier as it struggled to avoid liquidation.’
    • ‘The femme fatale he writes about is a central part of that enticement.’
    • ‘Of course, a major task was to weaken the opponent through infiltration and enticement.’
    • ‘Countless others will no doubt be offering him similar enticements in the weeks ahead.’
    • ‘Some go to the other extreme, shirking classroom encounters for more bureaucratic enticements.’
    • ‘One of the enticements is a free glass of good wine at the table.’
    • ‘This is not to say that some element of danger or enticement would be out of place in the film.’
    • ‘I begin to wonder what form of enticements she used to lure him.’
    • ‘For the novice celebrity Scientologist like me, there are more enticements on offer.’
    • ‘Indeed, they will resist offers of enticement from competitors.’
    • ‘The promise of the reward was too much of an enticement for the migrant workers to resist.’
    lure, temptation, allure, attraction, desirability, bait, draw, pull, call, appeal
    glamour, allurement, bewitchment, enchantment, charm, seduction, persuasion, fascination, captivation, magnetism
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    1. 1.1[mass noun]The quality of being attractive or tempting.
      ‘despite the enticement of low prices, sales fell sharply from 2000's record level’
      • ‘The whole enticement of being a large successful company is really balanced by our ability to connect with each and every customer.’
      • ‘Judging by Chen Kaige's latest, the commercial enticements of the feelgood factor have well and truely taken root.’
      • ‘Customers of the Secret Chocolate Shop have been lured by the name as well as by the enticement of Belgian chocolate.’
      • ‘There are many Filipinos abroad who choose to remain Filipinos despite the enticements of a foreign land.’
      • ‘The court held that there was a cause of action and thus generalised the existing action for enticement of a servant.’
      • ‘The enticement of those sweets is easily overwhelmed by the upset stomach that acting without real thought can bring.’
      • ‘The fact that this was achieved without the enticement of regular silverware surely makes such figures all the more impressive.’
      • ‘Many media articles that I collected during my fieldwork used the same enticement of spectacle.’
      • ‘Let's just hope that the enticement of a free CD-ROM and poster is enough to get 1000 people to donate 10 each.’
      • ‘The enticement of an exploration permit was strong enough to draw a half-dozen miners to the sidewalk.’
      • ‘That's true, but I think it also says something about the enticement of the first sentence, or even half the first sentence.’
      • ‘Schools from outside the county wanted to use the centre at peak times without the enticement of discounted places.’