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 for entice
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
     [1913 Webster]
  
           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.
          [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  entice
      v 1: provoke someone to do something through (often false or
           exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into
           temptation" [syn: entice, lure, tempt]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "entice":
     allure, attract, bait, bait the hook, beguile, blandish, cajole,
     coax, decoy, draw, draw in, draw on, ensnare, entrap, flirt,
     flirt with, give the come-on, inveigle, lead on, lure,
     offer bait to, persuade, prevail on, rope in, seduce, soft-soap,
     suck in, sweet-talk, tempt, toll, wheedle, woo
  
  

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