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en·tice / enˈtīs/ • v. [tr.] attract or tempt by offering pleasure or advantage: a show that should entice a new audience into the theater [tr.] the whole purpose of bribes is to entice governments to act against the public interest. DERIVATIVES: en·tice·ment n.en·tic·er n.en·tic·ing·ly adv.


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entice †incite XIII; allure XIV. — OF. enticier, prob. :- Rom. *intītiāre, f. L. in EN-1 + *tītius, for L. tītiō firebrand, as if ‘set on fire’.
So enticement XIV.


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To wrongfully solicit, persuade, procure, allure, attract, draw by blandishment, coax, or seduce. To lure, induce, tempt, incite, or persuade a person to do a thing. Enticement of a child is inviting, persuading, or attempting to persuade a child to enter any vehicle, building, room, or secluded place with intent to commit an unlawful sexual act upon or with the person of said child.