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Definition of entice verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they entice
    he / she / it entices
    past simple enticed
    -ing form enticing
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  1. 1to persuade someone or something to go somewhere or to do something, usually by offering them something synonym persuade
  2. 2 entice somebody/something (+ adv./prep.) The bargain prices are expected to entice customers away from other stores. a plan to entice mothers back to work The animal refused to be enticed from its hole. entice somebody into doing something He was not enticed into parting with his cash. entice somebody to do something Try to entice your son to eat by offering small portions of his favorite food.
noun [countable, uncountable] The party is offering low taxation as its main enticement.
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