Tempt synonyms

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To win over by coaxing, flattery, or artful talk:
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To fascinate is defined as to get someone very interested or to hold someone's attention.
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The definition of attract is to draw in either by physical forces, emotions or senses.
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To invite is defined as to make a request for or encourage something.
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To attract or entice, especially by wiles or temptation:
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To excite by exposing something desirable that remains or is made difficult or impossible to obtain:
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To seduce is to persuade someone to do something that is not considered proper conduct.
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To give rise to; bring about:
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To pay respectful or flattering attention to (a person) in order to get something
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Risk is defined as to expose someone or something to a dangerous situation.
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To attract (someone), usually to do something, by arousing hope, interest, or desire:
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To lure (an animal) into a trap or position to be hunted.
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To mislead by cheating or tricking; deceive
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To engage in secret or underhand schemes; plot.
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To give rise to; bring about:
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A charmed particle is a particle that contains at least one charmed quark or charmed antiquark. The charmed quark was hypothesized to account for the longevity of the J/psi particle and to explain differences in the behavior of leptons and hadrons.
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To advance, continue; to move or pass slowly or continuously, as under a pulling force.
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To put food, etc. on (a hook or trap) to lure animals or fish
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To increase temporarily the activity of something such as a body organ or system.
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To be disposed of by sale:
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To motivate is defined as to inspire someone to act.
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To urge on, spur on, or incite to some action, esp. to some evil
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To persuade or attempt to persuade by flattery or guile; cajole:
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The definition of coax means to try to get someone or something to do something with gentle urging.
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(Idiomatic) to mislead, to try to make someone believe a lie.
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(Now rare) To turn (someone) away from a privilege, right, job, etc. [from 15th c.]
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To turn (a person) aside (from a course, etc.) by persuasion or advice
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Influence is defined as to affect a person or thing.
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To have enough courage to meet or do something, go somewhere, etc.; to face up to
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To drive with or as with a goad; prod into action; urge on
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To be or form a way (to, from, under, etc.); tend in a certain direction; go
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To taste, sample, or otherwise test in order to determine strength, effect, worth, or desirability:
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To discourage is defined as to try to get someone not to do something.
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To be repulsive, or disgusting, to
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(Intransitive) To leave a road; to exit.
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To be highly, often subtly attractive:
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To beguile or draw into a wrong or foolish course of action
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To inquire for; request:
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(Physics) To bring about (an electric or magnetic effect) in a body by exposing it to the influence or variation of a field of force
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To rouse, stir up or excite.
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Synonym Study

  • Seduce implies enticement to an improper or wrongful act, esp. to loss of chastity
  • Beguile suggests the use of subtly alluring devices in leading someone on beguiled by her sweet words
  • Decoy implies the use of deceptive appearances in luring into a trap artificial birds are used to decoy wild ducks
  • Inveigle suggests the use of deception or cajolery in enticing someone they inveigled him with false promises
  • Entice implies a crafty or skillful attracting by offering hope of reward or pleasure he enticed the squirrel to eat from his hand
  • Lure suggests an irresistible force, as desire, greed, or curiosity, in attracting someone, often to something harmful or evil lured on by false hopes
  • Tempt suggests the influence of a powerful attraction that tends to overcome scruples or judgment I'm tempted to accept your offer
Find another word for tempt. In this page you can discover 50 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for tempt, like: inveigle, fascinate, attract, invite, lure, tantalize, seduce, rouse, court, risk and lead-astray.