Entice

En*tice"

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enticed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Enticing (?).] [OE. entisen, enticen, OF. enticier, entichier; pref. en- (L. in) + a word of uncertain origin, cf. OF. atisier to stir a fire, provoke, L. titio firebrand, or MHG. zicken to push.] To draw on, by exciting hope or desire; to allure; to attract; as, the bait enticed the fishes. Often in a bad sense: To lead astray; to induce to evil; to tempt; as, the sirens enticed them to listen.
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Roses blushing as they blow,
And enticing men to pull.
Beau. & Fl.
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My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
Prov. i. 10.
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Go, and thine erring brother gain,
Entice him home to be forgiven.
Keble.

Syn. -- To allure; lure; coax; decoy; seduce; tempt; inveigle; incite; persuade; prevail on. See Allure.
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