Synonyms of tempt in English:

tempt


See definition of tempt

verb

1‘they were not able to tempt any investors to bankroll the organization’

SYNONYMS
entice, persuade, convince, inveigle, induce, cajole, coax, woo
informal sweet-talk, smooth-talk
ANTONYMS

discourage, deter, dissuade

2‘vegetarian dishes unusual enough to tempt even the staunchest of meat-eaters’

SYNONYMS
allure, attract, appeal to, whet the appetite of, make someone's mouth water
lure, seduce, beguile, tantalize, intrigue, captivate, draw
ANTONYMS

repel, put off


Phrases

    tempt fate

    ‘to bale out at 250 feet was tempting fate’


    SYNONYMS

    run a risk, live dangerously, play with fire, sail close to the wind, risk it