HyperDic: temptation

English > 3 senses of the word temptation:
NOUNcognitiontemptation, enticementsomething that seduces or has the quality to seduce
feelingtemptationthe desire to have or do something that you know you should avoid
acttemptation, enticementthe act of influencing by exciting hope or desire
temptation > pronunciation
Soundstehmtey'shahn
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English > temptation: 3 senses > noun 1, cognition
MeaningSomething that seduces or has the quality to seduce.
Synonymenticement
NarrowerallurementAttractiveness
bait, come-on, hook, lure, sweetenerAnything that serves as an enticement / enticement
forbidden fruitOriginally an apple from the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden
BroaderinfluenceA cognitive factor that tends to have an effect on what you do
Spanishtentación
Catalantemptació
Verbstemptgive rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting
English > temptation: 3 senses > noun 2, feeling
MeaningThe desire to have or do something that you know you should avoid.
Example"he felt the temptation and his will power weakened"
BroaderdesireThe feeling that accompanies an unsatisfied state
Spanishtentación
Catalantemptació
Verbstemptdispose or incline or entice to
English > temptation: 3 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe act of influencing by exciting hope or desire.
Synonymenticement
Narrowerblandishment, wheedlingThe act of urging by means of teasing or flattery
leading astray, leading offThe act of enticing others into sinful ways
seductionenticing someone astray from right behavior
solicitation, allurementThe act of enticing a person to do something wrong (as an offer of sex in return for money)
BroaderinfluenceCausing something without any direct or apparent effort
Spanishtentación
Catalantemptació
Verbstemptinduce into action by using one's charm
temptprovoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion

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