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Definition of Entice


  1. To draw on, by exciting hope or desire; to allure; to attract; as, the bait enticed the fishes. Often in a bad sense: To lead astray; to induce to evil; to tempt; as, the sirens enticed them to listen.

Entice Quotations

May nothing entice me till I happily make my way to Jesus Christ! Fire, cross, struggles with wild beasts, wrenching of bones, mangling of limbs - let them come to me, provided only I make my way to Jesus Christ.
Ignatius of Antioch

The way to entice people into cooking is to cook delicious things.
Yotam Ottolenghi

A great writer creates a world of his own and his readers are proud to live in it. A lesser writer may entice them in for a moment, but soon he will watch them filing out.
Cyril Connolly

False thinking and false ideologies, dressed in the most pleasing forms, quietly - almost without our knowing it - seek to reduce our moral defenses and to captivate our minds. They entice with bright promises of security, cradle-to-grave guarantees of many kinds.
Ezra Taft Benson

Each individual piece is a calculated attempt to entice women to add to their wardrobe.
Bill Blass
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Entice Translations

entice in Dutch is verlokken, weglokken, verleiden
entice in French is affriolent, aguichons, aguichez, affriolez, tenter
entice in German is locken
entice in Latin is lacto, pertraho, prolicio prolixi
entice in Norwegian is forlede, lokke
entice in Portuguese is seduza
entice in Swedish is locka
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