entice[en tīs′, in-]
- 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.
transitive verbenticed, enticing
Origin of enticeMiddle English enticen ; from Old French enticier, to set afire, hence excite, entice, probably ; from Vulgar Latin an unverified form intitiare ; from Classical Latin in + titio, a burning brand
transitive verben·ticed, en·tic·ing, en·tic·es
Origin of enticeMiddle 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.
(third-person singular simple present entices, present participle enticing, simple past and past participle enticed)
From Old French enticier < Vulgar Latin *intitiāre < Latin titiō.
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