Definition of 'tempt'
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Officials hoped that the superior accommodation would tempt them away, allowing workers to shore up the banks. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Tell your former boss that your affair is over, delete his number from your phone and don't be tempted to go back there. The Sun (2016)The lure of running a public company tempted him away from a comfortable senior management post. Times, Sunday Times (2006)These are great value but can tempt you to buy more. The Sun (2010)It would need a good job to tempt him back. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Surely something must have tempted you to take me without first your usual precautions. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEHe was tempted to walk away from the game. The Sun (2016)Do not be tempted to buy sweet chestnut purée as it will be almost all sugar. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Exposure to scenes so utterly divorced from her knowledge did not tempt her to back off. The Ordeal of Elizabeth Marsh: A Woman in World History (2007)Other employers may be tempted to try something similar. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Anyone tempted to buy should go and take a look. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Not tempted by something more ladylike than the trumpet? Times, Sunday Times (2006)Be tempted by something you look good in. Times, Sunday Times (2016)At least a conviction politician might have been tempted to say something interesting. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Many of the royal staff are not paid very much and some may well be tempted by something like this. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The next posts are often about useless slimming products and they might be tempted to buy them without seeking proper advice. The Sun (2016)That will tempt people to buy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Something you're tempted to throw away could be valuable. The Sun (2014)Perhaps the promise of some free M&S undies will tempt him back. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But after being tempted back to the soap, they postponed it again. The Sun (2014)Can she tempt him away from Chas? The Sun (2010)But many are not practising and the Church fears that they are being tempted away by other religions. Times, Sunday Times (2006)If we are tempted to draw back from this task and seek an easier way, we are not alone. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'tempt'
British English: tempt /tɛmpt/ VERB
Something that tempts you attracts you and makes you want it, even though it may be wrong or harmful.
These young people may be easily tempted into crime.
- American English: tempt
- Arabic: يُغْرِي
- Brazilian Portuguese: tentar
- Chinese: 诱使
- Croatian: namamiti
- Czech: lákat
- Danish: friste
- Dutch: verleiden
- European Spanish: tentar
- Finnish: houkutella
- French: tenter envie
- German: verleiten
- Greek: δελεάζω
- Italian: tentare
- Japanese: 誘惑する
- Korean: 유혹하다
- Norwegian: friste
- Polish: skusić
- European Portuguese: tentar
- Romanian: a tenta
- Russian: искушать
- Spanish: tentar
- Swedish: fresta
- Thai: ทำให้อยาก
- Turkish: kışkırtmak
- Ukrainian: спокушати
- Vietnamese: cám dỗ
Definition of tempt from the Collins English Dictionary
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