1. [ verb ] dispose or incline or entice to
Synonyms: allure

"We were tempted by the delicious-looking food"

Related terms: invite tempter temptation allure attract
2. [ verb ] provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
Synonyms: lure entice

"He lured me into temptation"

Related terms: provoke lead_on tweedle call stool seduce decoy bait hook temptation bait lure enticement
3. [ verb ] give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting
Synonyms: invite

"the window displays tempted the shoppers"

Related terms: stimulate invitation
4. [ verb ] induce into action by using one's charm
Synonyms: influence charm

"She charmed him into giving her all his money"

Related terms: persuade magnetize influence appeal influence enticement
5. [ verb ] (sexuality) try to seduce
Related terms: arouse tempter
6. [ verb ] try presumptuously

"St. Anthony was tempted in the desert"

Related terms: persuade tempter
Similar spelling:   tempter