Translation of tentar in English:

tentar

to tempt, v.

transitive verb

  • 1

    (atraer, seducir)
    (plan/idea) to tempt
    (persona) to tempt
    tentar a algn a + inf to tempt sb to + inf
    me tienta tu propuesta I am very tempted by your proposal
    • no me tienta nada la oferta the offer doesn't tempt me in the least
    • no me tientes con esos bombones don't tempt me with those chocolates
    • nada podría tentarlo a dejar sus estudios nothing could entice / tempt him away from his books
    • tentar a Dios / al diablo to tempt fate / providence
  • 2

    (probar)
    • 2.1

      (cuerda/tabla) to test

    • 2.2dated

      (comida) to try
      (comida) to taste

    • 2.3

      (becerro) to test
      (becerro) to assess

  • 3

    (palpar)
    to feel

pronominal verb

informal
Southern Cone
  • 1

    (caer en la tentación)
    to fall into temptation formal, humorous
    to give in to temptation
    me tenté y le acepté un cigarrillo I gave in to temptation and took a cigarette from him
  • 2

    (de risa)
    me tenté y tuve que salir de la clase I was dying / bursting to laugh so much that I had to leave the classroom informal