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[en-tahys] /ɛnˈtaɪs/

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.


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