Definition of enticement in English:

enticement

noun

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

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

Pronunciation

enticement

/ɪnˈtʌɪsm(ə)nt//ɛnˈtʌɪsm(ə)nt/