En·tice v. t. [imp. & p. p. Enticed p. pr. & vb. n. Enticing ] To draw on, by exciting hope or desire; to allure; to attract; as, the bait enticed the fishes. Often in a bad sense: To lead astray; to induce to evil; to tempt; as, the sirens enticed them to listen.
Roses blushing as they blow,
And enticing men to pull. --Beau. & Fl.
My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. --Prov. i. 10.
Go, and thine erring brother gain,
Entice him home to be forgiven. --Keble.
Syn: -- To allure; lure; coax; decoy; seduce; tempt; inveigle; incite; persuade; prevail on. See Allure.