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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
tempt (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to entice to do wrong by promise of pleasure or gain
2.
a) obsolete to make trial of - test
b) to try presumptuously - provoke tempt fate
c) to risk the dangers of
3.
a) to induce to do something
b) to cause to be strongly inclined - was tempted to call it quits lure
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
tempt (verb)
1.
to lead away from a usual or proper course by offering some pleasure or advantage
SYNONIMS:
allure, bait, beguile, betray, decoy, entice, lead on, seduce, solicit, tempt
RELATED WORDS:
draw in, inveigle, persuade, rope (in), snow; catch, enmesh ( immesh), ensnare, entrap, mesh, snare, tangle, trap; bewitch, captivate, charm, enchant, fascinate, magnetize, wile
NEAR ANTONYMS:
alert, caution, forewarn, ward (off), warn; drive (away off), repulse, turn away
tempt (verb)
2.
to take a chance on
SYNONIMS:
adventure, chance, gamble (on), hazard, tempt, venture
RELATED WORDS:
beard, brave, brazen, breast, challenge, confront, dare, defy, face, outbrave; compromise, endanger, imperil, jeopardize, menace; expose, subject; bet (on), wager
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