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/tem(p)t/,
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tempting, present participle; tempts, 3rd person singular present; tempted, past participle; tempted, past tense;
  1. Entice or attempt to entice (someone) to do or acquire something that they find attractive but know to be wrong or not beneficial
    • - don't allow impatience to tempt you into overexposure and sunburn
    • - there'll always be someone tempted by the rich pickings of poaching
    • - jobs that involve entertaining may tempt you to drink more than you intend
  2. Have an urge or inclination to do something
    • - I was tempted to look at my watch, but didn't dare
  3. Attract; allure
    • - he was tempted out of retirement to save the team
  4. Risk provoking (a deity or abstract force), usually with undesirable consequences


  1. dispose or incline or entice to; "We were tempted by the delicious-looking food"
  2. entice: provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation"
  3. give rise to a desire by being attractive or inviting; "the window displays tempted the shoppers"
  4. charm: induce into action by using one's charm; "She charmed him into giving her all his money"
  5. try to seduce
  6. try presumptuously; "St. Anthony was tempted in the desert"
  7. A temptation is an act that looks appealing to an individual. It is usually used to describe acts with negative connotations and as such, tends to lead a person to regret such actions, for various reasons: legal, social, psychological (including feeling guilt), health, economic, etc. ...
  8. (Temptation (1933 song)) "Temptation" is a popular song, published in 1933, with music written by Nacio Herb Brown and lyrics by Arthur Freed. ...
  9. (Temptation (2003 telemovie)) Temptation was an Australian telemovie which screened on Network Ten in 2003, starring Colin Friels as Roberto Francobelli. It was a co-production with subscription television and screened on the UKTV channel on Foxtel. ...
  10. (Temptation (Brenda K. Starr album)) Temptation is the sixth album by Brenda K. Starr released in the year 2002. Features the hit singles, "Por Ese Hombre" (featuring Víctor Manuelle and Tito Nieves) and "Rabia. ...
  11. (Temptation (Code Lyoko episode)) This is a list of episodes for the French animated television series Code Lyoko. The first season has no set viewing order save for the last two episodes, so it is listed by the order in which it aired. ...
  12. (Temptation (Death Note episode)) The Japanese animation television series Death Note, is based on the manga series written by Tsugumi Ohba and illustrated by Takeshi Obata. ...
  13. (Temptation (film)) Temptation is a 1915 drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille. It is now considered to be lost.
  14. To provoke someone to do wrong, especially by promising a reward; to entice; To attract; to allure; To provoke something; to court
  15. (temptation) The act of tempting; The condition of being tempted; Something attractive, tempting or seductive; an inducement or enticement; Pressure applied to your thinking designed to create wrong emotions which will eventually lead to wrong actions
  16. Temptation is the suggestion to our mind that it would be good to do something that God says is sin. Some people feel guilty because they are tempted to do sinful things. But temptation is nothing to feel guilty about. Even Jesus was tempted. Temptation becomes sin when we act on these ideas.
  17. (TEMPTATION) The seductive attraction of sin. Christ was tempted by Satan and has overcome the power of temptation. Those united to Christ are given His power also to withstand the temptation of sin through patience, courage, and obedience. See Matt. 4:1-11; 1 Cor. 10:13; Heb. 2:17, 18; James 1:12.
  18. (Temptation) ( Latin tentare , to try or test).
  19. (Temptation) An attraction, either from outside oneself or from within, to act contrary to right reason and the commandments of God. ...
  20. (Temptation) An urge to do something wrong as brought on by Satan and his demons.
  21. (Temptation) Being persuaded to do evil or to sin.
  22. (Temptation) Contestants prepare for the first day of the week only to find a situation that involves temptation. The temptation usually requires contestants to gamble by eating or drinking delicious but high-calorie foods in exchange for what may seem to be a beneficial trade-off. ...
  23. (Temptation) Introduced by the Nurserymen's Association of Western Australia. Large, high quality fruit.
  24. (Temptation) That which moves us to sin. God cannot be tempted (James 1:13). But we can be tempted by our lusts (James 1:13-15), money (1 Tim. 6:9), lack of self examination (Gal. 6:1), and the boastful pride of life (1 John 2:16), to name a few. ...
  25. (Temptation) To dream that you are surrounded by temptations, denotes that you will be involved in some trouble with an envious person who is trying to displace you in the confidence of friends. If you resist them, you will be successful in some affair in which you have much opposition.