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synonyms for entices

  • attract
  • beguile
  • cajole
  • coax
  • seduce
  • tempt
  • bait
  • decoy
  • draw
  • entrap
  • inveigle
  • lure
  • toll
  • wheedle
  • bat eyes at
  • lead on
  • prevail on
  • turn on
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antonyms for entices

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  • repel
  • repulse
  • turn off
  • disenchant
  • disgust
  • dissuade
  • turn away
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How to use entices in a sentence

A firm adherent of the idea that sugar entices flies where vinegar will not, Miss Cathby applied the sugar.
THE DUCK-FOOTED HOUNDJAMES ARTHUR KJELGAARD
During the Mother's absence, the Gipsy comes in, entices a child away, and hides her.
POPULAR RHYMES AND NURSERY TALESDAVID GOODGER (GOODGER@PYTHON.ORG)
He always carries a pocketful of corn, and day by day entices the birds further and further away.
POACHERS AND POACHINGJOHN WATSON
Nobody shoots over it, so that entices the animals; but Prince Ananda has a roomy machan there with an electric light in it.
THE THREE SAPPHIRESW. A. FRASER
Occasionally the splashing of a hooked fish on the surface entices an alligator from his lair in expectation of a fishy morsel.
BASS, PIKE, PERCH, AND OTHERSJAMES ALEXANDER HENSHALL
The novel is full of local American color, and entices the attention from the reader's first plunge to the end.
LIPPINCOTT'S MAGAZINE OF POPULAR LITERATURE AND SCIENCEVARIOUS
It entices the turtle into a covered pit by pretending to give it a good place to sleep.
FILIPINO POPULAR TALESDEAN S. FANSLER
And if so, I should have drawn the world after me, as the shepherd entices a lamb with a lump of salt.
LIBRARY OF THE WORLD'S BEST LITERATURE, ANCIENT AND MODERN, VOL 3VARIOUS
It also feeds on fish, which it entices to the surface by its spittle, and then knocks them out of the water with its paw.
ILLUSTRATIVE ANECDOTES OF THE ANIMAL KINGDOMSAMUEL GRISWOLD GOODRICH
"Antonio" entices and beguiles from fiery legend without, but "O'Riley" teaches decorum within.
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