en·tice [en-tahys] ( Listen)
verb (used with object), en·ticed, en·tic·ing.
1. to lure or attract with desire or hope:
- To entice the money-lover with a pot of gold.
1250-1300; Middle English enticen < Old French enticier to incite < Vulgar Latin *intitiāre, equivalent to Latin in- in-2+ -titiāre, verbal derivative of *titius, for titiō piece of burning wood
1. beguile, cajole, tempt
1. repel, repulse