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tempt

 
Verb tempt has 6 senses
  1. tempt, allure - dispose or incline or entice to; "We were tempted by the delicious-looking food"
    --1 is one way to invite, bid
    Derived forms: noun temptation2, noun tempter1
    Sample sentence:
    They tempt him to write the letter
  2. entice, lure, tempt - provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation"
    --2 is one way to provoke, stimulate
    Derived forms: noun temptation3, noun tempter1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something
  3. tempt, invite - give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting; "the window displays tempted the shoppers"
    --3 is one way to stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir
    Derived forms: noun temptation1, noun tempter1
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s somebody
  4. charm, influence, tempt - induce into action by using one's charm; "She charmed him into giving her all his money"
    --4 is one way to persuade
    Derived forms: noun temptation3, noun tempter1
    Sample sentence:
    They tempt him to write the letter
  5. tempt - try to seduce
    --5 is one way to
    arouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind up
    Derived form: noun tempter1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
  6. tempt - try presumptuously; "St. Anthony was tempted in the desert"
    --6 is one way to
    persuade
    Derived form: noun tempter1
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s somebody
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