verb (used with object), enticed, enticing.
to lead on by exciting hope or desire; allure; inveigle:
They were enticed westward by dreams of gold.
(transitive) to attract or draw towards oneself by exciting hope or desire; tempt; allure
late 13c., intice, from Old French enticier “to stir up (fire), to excite, incite,” perhaps from Vulgar Latin *intitiare “set on fire,” from Latin in- “in” (see in- (2)) + titio (genitive titionis) “firebrand,” of uncertain origin. Meaning “to allure, attract” is from c.1300. Related: Enticed; enticing.
[en-tahyuh r] /ɛnˈtaɪər/ adjective 1. having all the parts or elements; whole; complete: He wrote the entire novel in only six weeks. 2. full or thorough: He has been given entire freedom of choice in this matter. 3. not broken, mutilated, or decayed; intact: We were fortunate to find this relic entire. 4. unimpaired or […]
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[French ahn teer-boo-shawn] /French ɑ̃ tir buˈʃɔ̃/ noun, Ballet. 1. a position in which the thigh of one leg is raised up high to the side and the point of the toe touches the knee of the supporting leg.
noun, Mathematics. 1. a function of a complex variable that has a derivative for all finite values of the variable.
[en-tahyuh r-lee] /ɛnˈtaɪər li/ adverb 1. wholly or fully; completely or unreservedly: I am not entirely satisfied with the architect’s design. 2. solely or exclusively. /ɪnˈtaɪəlɪ/ adverb 1. without reservation or exception; wholly; completely 2. solely or exclusively; only adv. mid-14c., from entire + -ly (2).