enticement
noun see entice

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Enticement — En*tice ment, n. [OF. enticement.] 1. The act or practice of alluring or tempting; as, the enticements of evil companions. [1913 Webster] 2. That which entices, or incites to evil; means of allurement; alluring object; as, an enticement to sin.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enticement — index bribery, cause (reason), decoy, draw (attraction), hush money, incentive, inducement …   Law dictionary

  • enticement — c.1300, “thing which entices;” 1540s, “action of enticing;” from O.Fr. enticement, from enticier (see ENTICE (Cf. entice)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • enticement — [n] allurement; persuasion attraction, bait, blandishment, cajolery, coaxing, come hither*, come on*, decoy, fascination, inducement, inveiglement, lure, mousetrap*, promise, seduction, snare, sweetener*, sweetening, temptation, trap; concepts… …   New thesaurus

  • enticement — UK [ɪnˈtaɪsmənt] / US noun Word forms enticement : singular enticement plural enticements a) [countable] an advantage or reward that persuades you to do something b) [uncountable] the process of enticing someone …   English dictionary

  • enticement — noun a) The act or practice of enticing, of alluring or tempting; as, the enticements of evil companions. b) That which entices, or incites to evil; means of allurement; an alluring object; as, an enticement to sin …   Wiktionary

  • enticement — [[t]ɪnta͟ɪsmənt[/t]] enticements N VAR An enticement is something which makes people want to do a particular thing. Among other enticements, they advertized that they would take guests to Ramsgate for the day. Syn: inducement …   English dictionary

  • enticement — noun on my budget, I have to resist the enticement of colorful packaging and clever advertising Syn: lure, temptation, allure, attraction, appeal, draw, pull, bait; charm, seduction, fascination; informal come on …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • enticement — entice ► VERB ▪ attract by offering pleasure or advantage. DERIVATIVES enticement noun enticer noun enticing adjective. ORIGIN Old French enticier, probably from a base meaning set on fire …   English terms dictionary

  • enticement — /en tuys meuhnt/, n. 1. the act or practice of enticing, esp. to evil. 2. the state of being enticed. 3. something that entices; allurement. [1275 1325; ME < OF; see ENTICE, MENT] * * * …   Universalium

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