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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enticing  \En*ti"cing\,  a. 
  That  entices;  alluring. 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enticing 
  adj  :  highly  attractive  and  able  to  arouse  hope  or  desire;  "an 
  alluring  prospect";  "her  alluring  smile";  "the  voice 
  was  low  and  beguiling";  "difficult  to  say  no  to  an 
  enticing  advertisement";  "a  tempting  invitation"  [syn: 
  {alluring},  {beguiling},  {tempting}] 




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