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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. Mike Baker:

    North Korea is a giant prison where mass starvation is happening. It is an insane regime where there is no respect for human rights, and it is patently absurd that they would take this opportunity to criticize the U.S. this leaves us with a propaganda piece that is a very useful tool not only for North Korea and other hostile nations, but more dangerously, for the Muslim extremists of ISIS and Al Qaeda who will use this to enhance their recruitment and propaganda efforts and to attempt to entice their supporters into violence.

  2. Brett Sappington:

    Vessel must rely on content creators' popularity and self-marketing to entice their loyal viewers into paying a monthly fee.

  3. George Salmon:

    There are enough sub-plots in the race to acquire Sky to commission a prime-time drama, fox coming back in for Sky isn't a surprise in itself, but the fact the offer is slightly behind what some had anticipated brings another twist. In fact, there's every chance it might entice another counter from Comcast.

  4. Amit Etkin:

    If we get out of our box of thinking depression, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder are things that have one set of treatments and start to look at the boxes nearby and draw on tools from those other boxes, that can’t hurt our patient, [It can] only help our ability to treat clinically but also from the research side, [entice] us to think differently about what kind of circuitry to try to intervene with to help people.

  5. 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.

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