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English verb: entice

1. entice (communication) provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion

SamplesHe lured me into temptation.

ExamplesThey entice him to write the letter

Synonymslure, tempt

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something

Broader (hypernym)provoke, stimulate

Narrower (hyponym)bait, call, decoy, hook, lead on, seduce, snare, stool, tweedle

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