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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Entice  \En*tice"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Enticed};  p.  pr  &  vb 
  n.  {Enticing}.]  [OE.  entisen  enticen,  OF  enticier, 
  entichier  pref.  en-  (L.  in)  +  a  word  of  uncertain  origin, 
  cf  OF  atisier  to  stir  a  fire,  provoke,  L.  titio  firebrand, 
  or  MHG.  zicken  to  push.] 
  To  draw  on  by  exciting  hope  or  desire;  to  allure;  to 
  attract;  as  the  bait  enticed  the  fishes.  Often  in  a  bad 
  sense:  To  lead  astray;  to  induce  to  evil;  to  tempt;  as  the 
  sirens  enticed  them  to  listen. 
 
  Roses  blushing  as  they  blow,  And  enticing  men  to  pull 
  --Beau.  &  Fl 
 
  My  son,  if  sinners  entice  thee,  consent  thou  not 
  --Prov.  i.  10. 
 
  Go  and  thine  erring  brother  gain,  Entice  him  home  to 
  be  forgiven.  --Keble. 
 
  Syn:  To  allure;  lure;  coax;  decoy;  seduce;  tempt;  inveigle; 
  incite;  persuade;  prevail  on  See  {Allure}. 




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