Allect \Al*lect"\, v. t. [L. allectare, freq. of allicere, allectum.] To allure; to entice. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • ALLECT — allecto …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions

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  • instigate — v 1. incite, actuate, provoke, initiate, generate, start, Inf. start something, look for trouble; poke, prod, prick, thrust, goad, prompt, spur, egg on; stimulate, animate, whet, invigorate, motivate, inspire, inspirit, rally, awaken, vivify,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • prompt — adj 1. immediate, instant, instantaneous; direct, summary, fast; rapid, fleet, meteoric, quick, swift, brisk, expeditious, Inf. Johnny on the spot; timely, seasonable, punctual, early, in good time, Inf. bright and early. 2. ready, willing, ready …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • allectation — † allecˈtation Obs. 0 [ad. L. allectātiōn em, n. of action f. allectā re: see allect.] An alluring. in Blount; in Coles; 1721–1800 in Bailey …   Useful english dictionary

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