小词详解 | entice

小词详解 | entice
entice 英 [ɪnˈtaɪs] 美 [ɪnˈtaɪs]

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外刊例句

  • Together with advances in technology, the reforms enticed new entrants and created what looks like a fragmented market.
    这些改革(加之技术进步)吸引了新进者,创造了一个看似分散的市场。
    ——《经济学人》
  • The falling price suggests Apple sees that trend and is trying to entice more people to upgrade.
    降价表明苹果看到了这一趋势,并正设法吸引更多人进行升级。
    ——《纽约时报》

基本释义

[verb] to persuade sb/sth to go somewhere or to do sth, usually by offering them sth
[动词] 说服某人去某处或者做某事,通常是通过向其提供某物

深入解读

Entice 源自古法语 enticier(煽动、激发),于13世纪末进入英语,主要指通过提供愉悦或好处来“诱使、劝诱、怂恿”某人做某事,强调引诱手段巧妙且娴熟。另外,还有两个与 entice 相关的单词值得注意,一个是 enticement,指“诱惑物、引诱物”,另一个是 enticing,指“诱人的、迷人的”。

经典用例

My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.
恶人若引诱你,你不可随从。

出自旧约全书(Old Testament)。《旧约圣经》是基督教对《圣经》全书的前一部分的常用称呼。旧约圣经原是犹太教主要经籍《塔纳赫》(Hebrew Bible)。

同近义词

  • lure: (disapproving) to persuade or trick sb to go somewhere or to do sth by promising them a reward
  • tempt: to attract sb or make sb want to do or have sth, even if they know it is wrong
  • beguile: charm or enchant (someone), sometimes in a deceptive way

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