• (RP, GA) IPA: /tɛmpt/, /tɛmt/

tempt (tempts, present participle tempting; past and past participle tempted)

  1. (transitive) To provoke someone to do wrong, especially by promising a reward; to entice.
    She tempted me to eat the apple.
  2. (transitive) To attract; to allure.
    Its glossy skin tempted me.
  3. (transitive) To provoke something; to court.
    It would be tempting fate.
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  • Russian: провоци́ровать

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