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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tempt /ˈtɛm(p)t/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tempt v. t. [imp. & p. p. Tempted; p. pr. & vb. n. Tempting.]
 1. To put to trial; to prove; to test; to try.
    God did tempt Abraham.   --Gen. xxii. 1.
    Ye shall not tempt the Lord your God.   --Deut. vi. 16.
 2. To lead, or endeavor to lead, into evil; to entice to what is wrong; to seduce.
    Every man is tempted when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed.   --James i. 14.
 3. To endeavor to persuade; to induce; to invite; to incite; to provoke; to instigate.
    Tempt not the brave and needy to despair.   --Dryden.
    Nor tempt the wrath of heaven's avenging Sire.   --Pope.
 4. To endeavor to accomplish or reach; to attempt.
    Ere leave be given to tempt the nether skies.   --Dryden.
 Syn: -- To entice; allure; attract; decoy; seduce.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      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 one's 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"