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Synonyms for tempt
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. tempt, allure(verb)

    dispose or incline or entice to

    "We were tempted by the delicious-looking food"

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

  2. 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, entice, lure, charm

  3. tempt, invite(verb)

    give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting

    "the window displays tempted the shoppers"

    Synonyms:
    influence, bid, pay for, invite, ask over, ask in, lure, ask for, take in, call for, charm, receive, allure, ask round, entice

  4. charm, influence, tempt(verb)

    induce into action by using one's charm

    "She charmed him into giving her all his money"

    Synonyms:
    act upon, enamour, entrance, capture, lure, allure, invite, fascinate, enchant, charm, work, catch, mold, bewitch, becharm, beguile, trance, influence, entice, regulate, enamor, shape, determine, captivate

  5. tempt(verb)

    try to seduce

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

  6. tempt(verb)

    try presumptuously

    "St. Anthony was tempted in the desert"

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

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tempt

    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.

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

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. tempt

    Synonyms:
    entice, allure, try, seduce, attract, solicit, decoy

    Antonyms:
    dissuade, deter, warn

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. tempt(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    try, test, prove, put to trial

  2. tempt(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    entice (especially to evil), allure, seduce, decoy, induce, inveigle, persuade, prevail upon, draw on, bring over

  3. tempt(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    incite, instigate, provoke, incline, dispose, prompt

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. tempt(v)

    Synonyms:
    seduce, entice, decoy, allure, induce, provoke, incite, instigate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    try, seduce

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How to use tempt in a sentence?

  1. Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet:

    Tempt not a desperate man.

  2. I Ching:

    Everything proceeds as if of its own accord, and this can all too easily tempt us to relax and let things take their course without troubling over details. Such indifference is the root of all evil.

  3. Brian Quintana:

    “Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising, which tempt you to believe that your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires courage.”

  4. Sir Thomas More:

    Nay, tempt me not to love again: There was a time when love was sweet; Dear Nea! had I known thee then, Our souls had not been slow to meet! But oh! this weary heart hath run So many a time the rounds of pain, Not even for thee, thou lovely one! Would I endure such pangs again.

  5. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some of the same courage that a soldier needs. Peace has its victories, but it takes brave men and women to win them.


Translations for tempt

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  • temptarCatalan, Valencian
  • [[in]] [[Versuchung]] [[führen]], lockenGerman
  • tentarSpanish
  • vietellä, härnätä, viekoitella, houkuttaaFinnish
  • tenter, attirerFrench
  • buairScottish Gaelic
  • tentarGalician
  • लुभानाHindi
  • csábítHungarian
  • tentareItalian
  • verleiden, lokken, verlokken, uitlokkenDutch
  • fristeNorwegian
  • kusićPolish
  • tentarPortuguese
  • tenta, ispitiRomanian
  • склоня́ть, увещева́ть, подбива́ть, соблазни́ть, провоци́ровать, склони́ть, подби́ть, соблазня́ть, прельсти́ть, искуша́ть, спровоци́ровать, искуси́ть, прельща́тьRussian
  • tenteareSardinian
  • ప్రేరేపించు, ఎర వేయు, రెచ్చగొట్టుTelugu
  • blufodön, bätönVolapük

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