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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: enticier, from Latin titio 'large burning piece of wood'

entice

verb
     
en‧tice [transitive]
to persuade someone to do something or go somewhere, usually by offering them something that they want
entice into/away/from etc
The birds were enticed back into Britain 40 years ago.
entice somebody/something to do something
Our special offers are intended to entice people to buy.
enticement noun [uncountable and countable]

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