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entice

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishenticeen‧tice /ɪnˈtaɪs/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 PERSUADEto persuade someone to do something or go somewhere, usually by offering them something that they wantentice 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 [countable, uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
enticeShe intrigued him and enticed him and infuriated him.Each member of the relay race needs to entice others to be on the team.The banks are offering special low rates in an attempt to entice prospective customers.The company hopes to entice shareholders into agreeing to a merger.A recruiter entices the poor and the homeless with promises of employment, good wages, food and shelter.On Saturday I phone my city children to entice them out for Thanksgiving, dangling before them mountain marvels and prepaid tickets.The ads entice young people to smoke.entice into/away/from etcMeanwhile, the leading Pandava brother is enticed into a dice game he knows he will lose but can not resist.She enticed into her house the party Odysseus dispatched to spy out the land, and there she changed them into swine.It was also one of the few occasions where the singer's sense of humour was enticed from the shell.Therefore, some of their number had to be enticed away to make them more vulnerable.
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Verb table
entice
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyentice
he, she, itentices
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyenticed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave enticed
he, she, ithas enticed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad enticed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill entice
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have enticed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam enticing
he, she, itis enticing
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you, we, theyare enticing
Past
I, he, she, itwas enticing
you, we, theywere enticing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been enticing
he, she, ithas been enticing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been enticing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be enticing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been enticing
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