Definition of "tempts" []

  • To attempt to persuade or entice to do something, esp something morally wrong or unwise (verb)
  • To allure, invite, or attract (verb)
  • To give rise to a desire in (someone) to do something; dispose (verb)
  • To risk provoking (esp in the phrase tempt fate) (verb)
  • Third-person singular simple present indicative form of tempt. (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "tempts" in a sentence
  • "The title tempts one to think that this may be the case, and as I am in search of such jewels as certainly constitute 'the world's best wealth,' I hope to find a few in this old-fashioned casket, especially after the specimen you have sent, and which I take for granted to be a genuine specimen of the quality (whatever be its antiquity) of the hidden treasures."
  • "She denies her feelings, but an as-yet-unseen skin tempts her towards enticing Kinan."
  • "The mention of this latter name tempts me to narrate an amusing story of old John Jacob Astor, the founder of the fortune of that family, and a man who was more noted for acquiring money than for giving it away for any purpose."
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