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tempt

 
 
pronunciation:
tempt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: tempts, tempting, tempted
definition 1: to try to cause (someone) to do something that may not be wise by making it seem attractive.
He tempted her to run away with him, but finally she refused.Please don't tempt me with your delicious desserts!
similar words:
attract, fascinate, invite
definition 2: to make (someone) strongly want to do something.
The high salary tempted me, but the job sounded very boring.
synonyms:
motivate
similar words:
dispose, incline, inspire
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derivation: temptable (adj.)
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