Synonyms for tempt
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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,"
GoldsmithDeserted 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.
Allure to a course; allure by hopes; allure from evil to good.
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dispose or incline or entice to
"We were tempted by the delicious-looking food"
entice, lure, temptverb
provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
"He lured me into temptation"
give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting
"the window displays tempted the shoppers"
charm, influence, temptverb
induce into action by using one's charm
"She charmed him into giving her all his money"
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
try to seduce
"St. Anthony was tempted in the desert"
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I never resist temptation because I have found that things that are bad for me do not tempt me.
The vanity of teaching doth oft tempt a man to forget that he is a blockhead.
Don't tempt me. Do your job.
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.
Fast forward five years, and two of those banks – Silicon Valley and Signature Bank – failed due to lack of liquidity and possible undercapitalization, their failures destabilized the financial system in the process and caused federal banking regulators to take measures (such as insuring all the deposits at the two failed banks) that will tempt banks to bet on even bigger risks in the future.
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- temptarCatalan, Valencian
- [[in]] [[Versuchung]] [[führen]], lockenGerman
- vietellä, viekoitella, houkuttaa, härnätäFinnish
- attirer, tenterFrench
- buairScottish Gaelic
- verlokken, lokken, uitlokken, verleidenDutch
- tenta, ispitiRomanian
- соблазни́ть, подбива́ть, увещева́ть, склоня́ть, прельща́ть, искуси́ть, спровоци́ровать, провоци́ровать, склони́ть, подби́ть, соблазня́ть, прельсти́ть, искуша́тьRussian
- రెచ్చగొట్టు, ప్రేరేపించు, ఎర వేయుTelugu
- cám dỗVietnamese
- bätön, blufodönVolapük
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