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tempt

tempt

 
pronunciation:
tempt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: tempted, tempting, tempts
definition 1: to try to get to do something wrong or not wise.
Stop tempting me with that dessert; I'm on a diet.
synonyms:
lure
antonyms:
deter, discourage
similar words:
attract, bait, bewitch, charm, fascinate, invite
definition 2: to be attractive or very appealing to.
The idea of a swim tempts me.
synonyms:
appeal to, attract
antonyms:
repel
similar words:
draw, enchant, excite, invite, lure
derivation: temptable (adj.)
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