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Antonyms for entice
ɛnˈtaɪs

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. entice, lure, tempt(verb)

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

    "He lured me into temptation"

    Synonyms:
    allure, invite, influence, tempt, lure, charm

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. entice

    To allure is to draw as with a lure by some charm or some prospect of pleasure or advantage. We may attract others to a certain thing without intent; as, the good unconsciously attract others to virtue. We may allure either to that which is evil or to that which is good and noble, by purpose and endeavor, as in the familiar line, "Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way," Goldsmith Deserted Village, l. 170. Lure is rather more akin to the physical nature. It is the word we would use of drawing on an animal. Coax expresses the attraction of the person, not of the thing. A man may be coaxed to that which is by no means alluring. Cajole and decoy carry the idea of deceiving and ensnaring. To inveigle is to lead one blindly in. To tempt is to endeavor to lead one wrong; to seduce is to succeed in winning one from good to ill. Win may be used in either a bad or a good sense, in which latter it surpasses the highest sense of allure, because it succeeds in that which allure attempts; as, "He that winneth souls is wise," Prov. xi, 30.

    Antonyms:
    chill, damp, deter, dissuade, drive away, repel, warn

    Synonyms:
    allure, attract, cajole, captivate, coax, decoy, draw, inveigle, lure, seduce, tempt, win

    Preposition:
    Allure to a course; allure by hopes; allure from evil to good.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. entice

    Antonyms:
    deter, warn, hinder, repel

    Synonyms:
    allure, seduce, lure, tempt, attract, decoy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. entice(v)

    Synonyms:
    seduce, allure, persuade, inveigle, wheedle, tempt

Editors Contribution

  1. abortive

    to discard, to leave something

    Submitted by rinat on January 23, 2016  
  2. serious matter

    Submitted by rinat on September 23, 2019  

How to use entice in a sentence?

  1. Adib Zalkapli:

    In a close contest between two coalitions it is not unusual for a leader of the losing team to try to entice members from the other side.

  2. Lindsey Graham:

    Yeah, I'm going to hold hearings on the deaths of these two children and the policies that entice people to come.

  3. Mike Schroepfer:

    Do people enjoy it ? Absolutely, do we have the breadth of content yet to entice them to buy it for home ? For a certain audience, absolutely ; for the broadest audience, not yet. But we're working on it.

  4. Murray Hiebert:

    That's not an opening position that will entice China to the negotiating table.

  5. Jerry Kang:

    With new [designs] entering the marketplace next year to entice consumers, smartphone manufacturers will find themselves locked in a fierce battle with one another as they jostle to win market share for their new smartphone models featuring dual-edge curved and foldable AMOLED displays.

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