1. dispose or incline or entice to

- We were tempted by the delicious-looking food

Similar word(s): allure

Definition categories: communication, bid, invite

2. provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion

- He lured me into temptation

Similar word(s): entice, lure

Definition categories: communication, provoke, stimulate

3. give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting

- the window displays tempted the shoppers

Similar word(s): invite

Definition categories: emotion, excite, shake, stimulate, stir

4. induce into action by using one's charm

Similar word(s): charm, influence

Definition categories: communication, persuade

5. try to seduce

Definition categories: emotion, arouse, excite, sex

6. try presumptuously

- St. Anthony was tempted in the desert

Definition categories: communication, persuade

Sentences with tempt as a verb:

- She tempted me to eat the apple.

- Its glossy skin tempted me.

- It would be tempting fate.