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tempt

verb

1 tempt

Dispose or incline or entice to:
— We were tempted by the delicious-looking food.

synonym: allure.

Roget 675: try, essay; experiment etc. 463; endeavor, strive; tempt, attempt, make an attempt; venture, adventure, speculate, take one's chance, ... show more

Roget 865: desire; wish, wish for; be desirous etc. adj.. have a longing etc. n.; hope etc. 858.    care for, affect, ... show more



2 tempt

Provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion:
— He lured me into temptation.

synonyms: entice, lure.

Roget 615: induce, move; draw, draw on; bring in its train, give an impulse etc. n.; to; inspire; put up to, prompt, call up; attract, ... show more

Dutch: aanlokken, aantrekken, lokken, meelokken, tronen, verleiden, verlokken

3 tempt

Give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting:
— The window displays tempted the shoppers.

synonym: invite.

Dutch: verleiden, verlokken

4 tempt

Induce into action by using one's charm.

synonyms: charm, influence.

Dutch: bezweren

5 tempt

Try to seduce.

6 tempt

Try presumptuously.


Moby thesaurus: allure, appeal, attract, bait, be attractive, becharm, beckon, bewitch, bring, cajole, captivate, carry, carry away, charm, coax, court, dare, decide, decoy, determine ... show more.

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