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Definition 1: induce into action by using one's charm - [verb of communication]

Samples where tempt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She charmed him into giving her all his money

Synonyms for tempt in the sense of this definition

(tempt is a kind of ...) cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm

"You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"

(... is a kind of tempt ) attract strongly, as if with a magnet

"She magnetized the audience with her tricks"

Definition 2: dispose or incline or entice to - [verb of communication]

Samples where tempt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We were tempted by the delicious-looking food

Synonyms for tempt in the sense of this definition

(tempt is a kind of ...) ask someone in a friendly way to do something

(tempt implies ...) be attractive to

"The idea of a vacation appeals to me" "The beautiful garden attracted many people"

Definition 3: try presumptuously - [verb of communication]

Samples where tempt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • St. Anthony was tempted in the desert

(tempt is a kind of ...) cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm

"You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"

Definition 4: provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion - [verb of communication]

Samples where tempt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • He lured me into temptation

Synonyms for tempt in the sense of this definition

(tempt is a kind of ...) provide the needed stimulus for

(... is a kind of tempt ) entice and trap

"The car salesman had snared three potential customers"

(... is a kind of tempt ) lure or entice away from duty, principles, or proper conduct

"She was seduced by the temptation of easy money and started to work in a massage parlor"

(... is a kind of tempt ) lure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal

"Call ducks"

(... is a kind of tempt ) lure with a stool, as of wild fowl

(... is a kind of tempt ) entice or induce especially when unwise or mistaken

(... is a kind of tempt ) entice through the use of music

(... is a kind of tempt ) lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy

(... is a kind of tempt ) lure, entice, or entrap with bait

Definition 5: give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting - [verb of emotion]

Samples where tempt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the window displays tempted the shoppers

Synonyms for tempt in the sense of this definition

(tempt is a kind of ...) stir the feelings, emotions, or peace of

"These stories shook the community" "the civil war shook the country"

Definition 6: try to seduce - [verb of emotion]

(tempt is a kind of ...) stimulate sexually

"This movie usually arouses the male audience"

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