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  Definition of tempt
  1. induce into action by using one''s charm; "She charmed him into giving her all his money"
  2. provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation"
  3. try presumptuously; "St. Anthony was tempted in the desert"
  4. dispose or incline or entice to; "We were tempted by the delicious-looking food"
  5. give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting; "the window displays tempted the shoppers"
  6. try to seduce
Similar Words: charm, influence, entice, lure, allure, invite

 

Hyponyms: magnetize, mesmerize, mesmerise, magnetise, bewitch, spellbind, hook, snare, seduce, call, stool, lead on, tweedle, decoy, bait

 

Entailments: attract, appeal

 

Derivational Morphology: enticement, temptation, tempter, influence, appeal, appealingness, charm, bait, decoy, lure, come-on, hook, sweetener, allure, allurement, temptingness, solicitation, invitation

 

 
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