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entice

  
  ( entices    3rd person present)   ( enticing    present participle)   ( enticed    past tense & past participle  ) To entice someone to go somewhere or to do something means to try to persuade them to go to that place or to do that thing.      verb   (=lure)  
Retailers have tried almost everything to entice shoppers through their doors...      V n prep  
They'll entice doctors to move from the cities by paying them better salaries.      V n to-inf, Also V n  
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entice

  
  
allure, attract, beguile, cajole, coax, dangle a carrot in front of (someone's) nose, decoy, draw, inveigle, lead on, lure, persuade, prevail on, seduce, tempt, wheedle  

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