HyperDic: tempt

English > 6 senses of the word tempt:
VERBcommunicationtempt, alluredispose or incline or entice to
communicationtempt, entice, lureprovoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
emotiontempt, invitegive rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting
communicationtempt, charm, influenceinduce into action by using one's charm
emotiontempttry to seduce
communicationtempttry presumptuously
tempt > pronunciation
Soundsteh'mpt
Rhymesattempt ... unkempt: 6 rhymes with ehmpt...
English > tempt: 6 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningdispose or incline or entice to.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
ModelThey tempt him to write the letter
Example"We were tempted by the delicious-looking food"
Synonymallure
Entailsattract, appealBe attractive to
Broaderinvite, bidask someone in a friendly way to do something
Spanishatraer, cautivar, incitar, provocar, tentar
Catalanincitar, provocar, temptejar
Adjectivestemptablesusceptible to temptation
Nounstemptationthe desire to have or do something that you know you should avoid
temptera person who tempts others
English > tempt: 6 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningProvoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something
Example"He lured me into temptation"
Synonymsentice, lure
NarrowerbaitLure, entice, or entrap with bait
callLure by imitating the characteristic call of an animal
decoyLure or entrap with or as if with a decoy
hook, snareentice and trap
lead onentice or induce especially when unwise or mistaken / mistaken
seduceLure or entice away from duty, principles, or proper conduct
stoolLure with a stool, as of wild fowl
tweedleentice through the use of music
Broaderprovoke, stimulateProvide the needed stimulus for
Spanishincitar, tentar
Catalanincitar, seduir, temptar
Adjectivestemptablesusceptible to temptation
Nounstemptationthe act of influencing by exciting hope or desire
temptera person who tempts others
English > tempt: 6 senses > verb 3, emotion
Meaninggive rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting.
PatternSomething ----s somebody
Example"the window displays tempted the shoppers"
Synonyminvite
Broaderstimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stirStir the feelings, emotions, or peace of
Spanishincitar, invitar, provocar, tentar
Catalanincitar, invitar, provocar, temptar, temptejar
Adjectivestemptablesusceptible to temptation
Nounstemptationsomething that seduces or has the quality to seduce
temptera person who tempts others
English > tempt: 6 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaninginduce into action by using one's charm.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something
ModelThey tempt him to write the letter
Synonymscharm, influence
Narrowermagnetize, mesmerize, mesmerise, magnetise, bewitch, spellbindattract strongly, as if with a magnet
BroaderpersuadeCause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action
Spanishincitar, influenciar, influir, tentar
Catalanincitar, influenciar, influir, temptar
Adjectivestemptablesusceptible to temptation
Nounstemptationthe act of influencing by exciting hope or desire
temptera person who tempts others
English > tempt: 6 senses > verb 5, emotion
Meaningtry to seduce.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Broaderarouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind upstimulate sexually
Spanishtentar
Catalantemptar
Adjectivestemptablesusceptible to temptation
Nounstemptera person who tempts others
English > tempt: 6 senses > verb 6, communication
Meaningtry presumptuously.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
Example"St. Anthony was tempted in the desert"
BroaderpersuadeCause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action
Spanishtentar
Adjectivestemptablesusceptible to temptation
Nounstemptera person who tempts others

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