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temptverb [T]

uk   us   /tempt/
to make someone ​want to have or do something, ​especially something that is ​unnecessary or ​wrong: The ​offer of ​freecredit tempted her intobuying a new ​car. [+ to infinitive] They tempted him tojoin the ​company byoffering him a ​hugesalary and a ​companycar.be tempted B2 to ​want something or to ​want to do something: "Did you ​apply for that ​job?" "Well, I was very tempted, but I ​decided not to." I was sorely (= very) tempted toresign after my ​bossscreamed at me for the second ​time.

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(Definition of tempt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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temptverb [T]

 us   /tempt/
to ​encourage someone to ​want to have or do something, esp. something ​wrong: I’m ​trying to ​diet – don’t tempt me with that ​cake!
tempting
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈtemp·tɪŋ/
Any ​freeoffer is always tempting.
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(Definition of tempt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “tempt”
in Korean 유혹하다, 부추기다…
in Arabic يُغْري…
in Malaysian mendorong…
in French tenter…
in Russian уговаривать, склонять…
in Chinese (Traditional) 引誘,誘惑…
in Italian tentare…
in Turkish özendirmek, teşvik etmek, imrendirmek…
in Polish kusić, wabić…
in Spanish tentar…
in Vietnamese xúi giục…
in Portuguese tentar…
in Thai ทำให้อยาก…
in German verlocken…
in Catalan temptar…
in Japanese ~を誘惑する, そそのかす…
in Chinese (Simplified) 引诱,诱惑…
in Indonesian menggoda…
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