Definition for EN-TICE'

EN-TICE', v.t. [This word seems to be the Sp. atizar, Port. ati├žar, Fr. attiser, Arm. attisa, from Sp. tizon, It. tizzone, Fr. tison, L. titio, a firebrand. The sense, in these languages, is to lay the firebrands together, or to stir the fire; to provoke; to incense. The sense in English is a little varied. If it is not the same word, I know not its origin.]

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

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