When you try to entice someone to come to a party with the promise of good food, this is an example of a time when you tempt him.
When you tell a lie that might be discovered, this is an example of a time when you tempt fate.
A second helping tempted me. We refused the offer even though it tempted us.
Don't tempt fate.
He was tempted to walk out.
To be tempted to accept.
A meal that tempts.
Origin of tempt
- Middle English tempten from Old French tempter from Latin temptāre to feel, try
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition