To entice someone is to try to persuade them to do something by offering them something that they want or need. Sometimes the thing that you're offering is free, but often it's more expensive.

  • The company is using enticements to try to get people to buy their products.

  • The salesman was trying to entice the customer with free samples.

Definition of entice


provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion


lure, tempt

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Example Sentences for entice

  • 1

    The act of enticing or luring game to approach is known as tolling.

  • 2

    The picture on the article page is not very enticing.

  • 3

    The smell of roasting beef is absolutely enticing.

  • 4

    In the fall there is the Pumpkin People in Kentville to entice the imagination.

  • 5

    Soon, the lab was filled with the enticing scent of grapes.

  • 6

    Does it entice the user to examine the map further

  • 7

    The bottom section on that page looks very enticing.

  • 8

    The group decides the best strategy is to entice the kids.

  • 9

    The purpose of the lede is to summarize the article and entice the reader.

  • 10

    But the fields for the pools are enticing enough to warrant a special trip.