Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: entice
IPA transcription: [ɪnt'aɪs]
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: entice, lure, tempt
    Meaning: provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation"
Usage examples
  • When the kittens came of sufficient age, she would entice them down, some fine sunny day to a part of the stream, where the water was very clear and shallow.
  • After letting it jump about for some little time, to amuse the kittens and attract their undivided attention, she would kill and return it to the stream, jumping after it and playing with it in the water to entice a kitten in.
  • Not far from thence a fine river fell into the sea, on the banks of which dwelt the anthropophagi who had fought so fiercely with the Spaniards, and who endeavoured, but in vain, to entice the Englishmen into the interior of the country.
  • Each of these shows is well advertised by the beating of drums, by the shouting of doorkeepers, by wonderful pictures on the outside to entice the passer-by, or even by an occasional brief lifting of the curtains which veil the scene from the crowd without, just long enough to afford a tantalizing glimpse of the wonders within.