Part of speech:
The definition of an inducement is a bribe or something that persuades someone to do something.
Money or some other benefit given to a person in power, especially a public official, in an effort to cause the person to take a particular action.
To badger is to annoy, pester or get on someone's nerves.
To have as an available or desirable feature:
To add an electrical charge to (a battery, etc.)
To make repeated attacks or raids on (an enemy, for example).
To urge on; incite as to pursuit
To keep troubling, worrying, etc.
To annoy, pester, or harass:
The definition of hector is to bully.
To manage to get (along or through) in the face of trials and difficulties
To annoy persistently; bother:
To beset, as with difficulties; harass
To ride is defined as to sit in or on something and move from one place to another.
The definition of entice is persuade or attract by offering pleasure.
To attract or be attracted.
A person, place, thing, or event that is intended to attract:
(Intransitive) To feel care or anxiety; to make or take trouble; to be troublesome.
Deceive is defined as to make someone believe something that isn't true.
To capture and hold someone's interest and attention.
To try to get (someone) to do wrong, especially by a promise of reward.
To be highly, often subtly attractive:
To begin acting upon harmfully or destructively
To bite is defined as to use your teeth to dig into something, or being enticed to get interested in or involved in something.
To use chum to attract fish
To lure or be lured into a trap, danger, etc.
To irritate or annoy very much; make angry; vex
To be nourished or supported:
The point or support on which a lever turns. The position of the fulcrum, relative to the positions of the load and effort, determines the type of lever.
To annoy, disgust, irritate, tire out, etc.
The definition of provoke is to push something to happen, or to annoy.
To trap animals, esp. for their furs
The definition of come on means a sexual advance.
The definition of an invitation is a request for a person's attendance at an event.
Something that lures or entangles the unwary:
(Informal, Dial.) To bully, intimidate, or browbeat
(Archaic) To harass or disturb by repeated attacks.
To torment mercilessly; plague.
To disturb, distress, or exhaust by repeated demands or criticism; harass.
Pester is defined as to pick on or irritate.
To pester or annoy persistently or incessantly.
Tease means to poke fun at someone or something.
To tantalize is defined as to tease someone by showing them something which is desirable and then not providing it.
(Usually plural) Something that a person likes (prefers).
To torment with persistent insult or ridicule
To disturb by repeated attacks
Pain is defined as to hurt or cause suffering.
Excite is defined as to stir up emotions, action or strong reactions.
To lessen by retrenching, deducting, or reducing; to abate; to beat down; to lower.
A sweetening agent, esp. a synthetic substance such as saccharin
To tease, ridicule, deride, heckle, etc.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
To fool, hoax, trick, etc.
To rouse or revive from inactivity or decline:
A hook, usually barbed, for catching fish
To fix at a given amount:
- Ride is colloquial and implies harassment or teasing by ridiculing, criticizing, etc. they were riding the rookie unmercifully from the dugout
- Torment , in this comparison, suggests continued harassment so as to cause acute suffering tormented by her memories
- Hector implies a continual bullying or nagging in order to intimidate or break down resistance
- Heckle denotes the persistent questioning and taunting of a public speaker so as to annoy or confuse
- To hound is to pursue or attack relentlessly until the victim succumbs he was hounded out of office
- To badger is to pester so persistently as to bring to a state of confusion or wear down
- To bait is to harass or goad, as with repeated, unprovoked attacks, insults, or derision, and implies that the persecutor gets malicious pleasure from the act
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