- The definition of entice is persuade or attract by offering pleasure.
When you convince your cat to come out from under the bed by offering a treat, this is an example of when youentice your cat.
Someone trying to entice this woman with a piece of cake.
entice definition by Webster's New World
Origin: Middle English enticen ; from Old French enticier, to set afire, hence excite, entice, probably ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form intitiare ; from Classical Latin in plush titio, a burning brand
entice definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb en·ticed, en·tic·ing, en·tic·es
Origin: Middle English enticen, from Old French enticier, to instigate, possibly from Vulgar Latin *intītiāre, to set afire : Latin in-, in; see en-1 + Latin tītiō, firebrand.
- en·ticeˈment noun
- en·ticˈer noun
- en·ticˈing·ly adverb
entice - Legal Definition