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Meaning of tempt

tempt

Pronunciation: (tempt), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to entice or allure to do something often regarded as unwise, wrong, or immoral.
  2. to attract, appeal strongly to, or invite: The offer tempts me.
  3. to render strongly disposed to do something: The book tempted me to read more on the subject.
  4. to put (someone) to the test in a venturesome way; provoke: to tempt one's fate.
  5. to try or test.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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