enticement

  • 1 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

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

    Law dictionary

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

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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 …

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  • 7 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

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 enticement — noun see entice …

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  • 11 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

  • 12 enticement — Synonyms and related words: agacerie, allure, allurement, appeal, attraction, attractiveness, bait, beguilement, beguiling, bewitchery, bewitchment, blandishment, cajolery, captivation, charisma, charm, charmingness, coaxing, come hither, come on …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 13 enticement — I (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The act of attracting] Syn. allurement, temptation, seduction; see attraction 1 . 2. [That which attracts] Syn. lure, bait, promise; see attraction 2 . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The power or quality of attracting:… …

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  • 14 enticement — en|tice|ment [ ın taısmənt ] noun count an advantage or benefit that persuades you to do something a. uncount the process of enticing someone …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 15 enticement — en tice·ment || mÉ™nt n. act of luring, act of tempting or seducing; something which tempts or seduces …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 16 enticement — n. Allurement, lure, attraction, temptation, decoy, bait, seduction, inveiglement, inducement, persuasion …

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  • 17 enticement — n allurement, allure, temptation, invitation, beguilement, inveiglement, tantalization, seduction, baiting; cajolery, blandishment, coaxing, wheedling. 2. lure, decoy, bait, snare, trap, forbidden fruit, Sl. come on; honeyed words, Inf. soft soap …

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  • 18 enticement — en·tice·ment …

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  • 19 enticement — en•tice•ment [[t]ɛnˈtaɪs mənt[/t]] n. 1) the act or practice of enticing 2) something that entices; allurement • Etymology: 1275–1325; ME < OF …

    From formal English to slang

  • 20 enticement — /ɛnˈtaɪsmənt/ (say en tuysmuhnt), /ən / (say uhn ) noun 1. the act or practice of enticing, especially to evil. 2. the state of being enticed. 3. that which entices; an allurement. 4. Law (formerly) the tort of inducing or persuading, without… …

    Australian English dictionary