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En*tice" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. [Enticed] (?); p. pr. & vb. n. [Enticing] (?).] [OE. entisen, enticen, OF. enticier, entichier; pref. en- (L. in) + a word of uncertain origin, cf. OF. atisier to stir a fire, provoke, L. titio firebrand, or MHG. zicken to push.]
To draw on, by exciting hope or desire; to allure; to attract;
Roses blushing as they blow, And enticing men to pull. Beau. & Fl.
My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not. Prov. i. 10.
Go, and thine erring brother gain, Entice him home to be forgiven. Keble.
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