KJV Dictionary Definition: entice


ENTI'CE, v.t. L. titio, a firebrand.

1. To incite or instigate, by exciting hope or desire; usually in a bad sense; as, to entice one to evil. Hence, to seduce; to lead astray; to induce to sin, by promises or persuasions.

My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. Prov.1.

2. To tempt; to incite; to urge or lead astray.

Every man is tempted, when he is drawn away by his own lust, and enticed. James 1.

3. To incite; to allure; in a good sense.


ENTI'CED, pp. Incited; instigated to evil; seduced by promises or persuasions; persuaded; allured.


ENTI'CEMENT, n. The act or practice of inciting to evil; instigation; as the enticements of evil companions.

1. Means of inciting to evil; that which seduces by exciting the passions. Flattery often operates as an enticement to sin.

2. Allurement.


ENTI'CER, n. One who entices; one who incites or instigates to evil; one who seduces.


ENTI'CING, ppr. Inciting to evil; urging to sin by motives, flattery or persuasion; alluring.

1. Having the qualities that entice or allure.


ENTI'CINGLY, adv. Charmingly; in a winning manner.

She sings most enticingly.