Entice Definition

enticed, entices, enticing
enticed, entices, enticing
To attract by offering hope of reward or pleasure; tempt; allure.
Webster's New World
To invite someone to commit a wrongful or illegal act.
Webster's New World Law

Origin of Entice

  • Middle English enticen from Old French enticier to instigate possibly from Vulgar Latin intītiāre to set afire Latin in- in en–1 Latin tītiō firebrand

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French enticier < Vulgar Latin *intitiāre < Latin titiō.

    From Wiktionary

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