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Definition of Tempt


  1. To put to trial; to prove; to test; to try.
  2. To lead, or endeavor to lead, into evil; to entice to what is wrong; to seduce.
  3. To endeavor to persuade; to induce; to invite; to incite; to provoke; to instigate.
  4. To endeavor to accomplish or reach; to attempt.

Tempt Quotations

When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you haven't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
W. Clement Stone

There are powerful emotions that bring two people together in wonderful harmony in a marriage. Satan knows this, and would tempt you to try these emotions outside of marriage. Do not stir emotions meant to be used only in marriage.
Richard G. Scott

For to tempt and to be tempted are things very nearly allied - whenever feeling has anything to do in the matter, no sooner is it excited than we have already gone vastly farther than we are aware of.
Catherine the Great

Japan's inexplicable lack of response to even consider a move to re-open their market to U.S. beef will sorely tempt economic trade action against Japan.
Saxby Chambliss

With the help of the Holy Ghost, we can watch over ourselves. We can pray to recognize and reject the first thoughts of sin. We can pray to recognize a warning not to speak words which would hurt or tempt someone else. And we can, when we must, pray for the humility and the faith to repent.
Henry B. Eyring
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Tempt Translations

tempt in Dutch is in verzoeking brengen, bekoren
tempt in French is tenter, tentons, tentez, tentent
tempt in German is verleiten, verleite, versuchen
tempt in Spanish is tentar
tempt in Swedish is fresta
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