tempt (v.)

  1. dispose or incline or entice to; We were tempted by the delicious-looking food

    [ Syn: allure ]

  2. provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; He lured me into temptation

    [ Syn: entice , lure ]

  3. give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting; the window displays tempted the shoppers

    [ Syn: invite ]

  4. induce into action by using ones charm; She charmed him into giving her all his money

    [ Syn: charm , influence ]

  5. try to seduce

  6. try presumptuously; St. Anthony was tempted in the desert'

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