Definition of tempter noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈtemptə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈtemptər//
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a person who tries to persuade somebody to do something, especially something bad or wrong Word Originlate Middle English: from Old French tempteur, from ecclesiastical Latin temptator, from Latin temptare ‘to handle, test, try’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: tempter