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tempt

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Synonyms for tempt

  • appeal to
  • attract
  • captivate
  • charm
  • dare
  • fascinate
  • induce
  • intrigue
  • invite
  • motivate
  • persuade
  • seduce
  • stimulate
  • tantalize
  • woo
  • allure
  • bait
  • coax
  • court
  • decoy
  • draw
  • entrap
  • honey
  • hook
  • incite
  • influence
  • instigate
  • inveigle
  • move
  • oil
  • promote
  • provoke
  • risk
  • rouse
  • solicit
  • test
  • train
  • try
  • wheedle
  • whet
  • butter up
  • draw out
  • lead on
  • make mouth water
  • mousetrap
  • play up to
  • turn one's head
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR TEMPT

And to tempt him there was this new mystery, this knowledge that he could not miss.

That would be to tempt God: means as well as results are his.

Magnificent was the day, indeed, and sorely did La Malne tempt us to a halt.

It was hard to dissemble still, to tempt him to say something that would madden me!

And now he just peeped in, to see if he could tempt me forth to play.

The more they interest me and tempt away from work and duties.

I am bid, it seems, to tempt her, and endeavour to stain the purity of her mind.

There was much to tempt an ambitious prince in the state of Italy.

There are circumstances, you know, which tempt the best of people.

He appears to migrate westward daily, and tempt us to follow him.

WORD ORIGIN

early 13c., from Old French tempter (12c.), from Latin temptare "to feel, try out, attempt to influence, test." Related: Tempted; tempting.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR TEMPT

allure

verbentice

anger

verbmake someone mad; become mad
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