Etymology
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entice (v.)

late 13c., intice, "to incite or instigate" (to sin or violence) from Old French enticier "to stir up (fire), to excite, incite," which is of uncertain origin, perhaps from Vulgar Latin *intitiare "set on fire," from Latin in- "in" (from PIE root *en "in") + titio (genitive titionis) "firebrand," which is of uncertain origin. Meaning "to allure, attract" is from c. 1300. Related: Enticed; enticing; enticingly.

updated on October 16, 2019

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Definitions of entice from WordNet

entice (v.)
provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion;
Synonyms: lure / tempt
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