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Japan's inexplicable lack of response to even consider a move to re-open their market to U.S. beef will sorely tempt economic trade action against Japan.
Saxby Chambliss

Meaning of "tempt" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD TEMPT

From Old French tempter, from Latin temptāre to test.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF TEMPT

tempt  [tɛmpt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TEMPT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tempt is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb tempt in English.

WHAT DOES TEMPT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

tempt

Temptation

Temptation is the desire to perform an action that one may enjoy immediately or in the short term but will probably later regret for various reasons: legal, social, psychological, health-related, economic, etc. In the context of religion, temptation is the inclination to sin. Temptation also describes the coaxing or inducing a person into committing such an act, by manipulation or otherwise of curiosity, desire or fear of loss. More informally, temptation may be used to mean "the state of being attracted and enticed" without anything to do with moral, ethical, or ideological valuation; for example, one may say that a piece of food looks "tempting" even though eating it would result in no negative consequences.

Definition of tempt in the English dictionary

The first definition of tempt in the dictionary is to attempt to persuade or entice to do something, esp something morally wrong or unwise. Other definition of tempt is to allure, invite, or attract. Tempt is also to give rise to a desire in to do something; dispose.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO TEMPT

PRESENT

Present
I tempt
you tempt
he/she/it tempts
we tempt
you tempt
they tempt
Present continuous
I am tempting
you are tempting
he/she/it is tempting
we are tempting
you are tempting
they are tempting
Present perfect
I have tempted
you have tempted
he/she/it has tempted
we have tempted
you have tempted
they have tempted
Present perfect continuous
I have been tempting
you have been tempting
he/she/it has been tempting
we have been tempting
you have been tempting
they have been tempting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I tempted
you tempted
he/she/it tempted
we tempted
you tempted
they tempted
Past continuous
I was tempting
you were tempting
he/she/it was tempting
we were tempting
you were tempting
they were tempting
Past perfect
I had tempted
you had tempted
he/she/it had tempted
we had tempted
you had tempted
they had tempted
Past perfect continuous
I had been tempting
you had been tempting
he/she/it had been tempting
we had been tempting
you had been tempting
they had been tempting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will tempt
you will tempt
he/she/it will tempt
we will tempt
you will tempt
they will tempt
Future continuous
I will be tempting
you will be tempting
he/she/it will be tempting
we will be tempting
you will be tempting
they will be tempting
Future perfect
I will have tempted
you will have tempted
he/she/it will have tempted
we will have tempted
you will have tempted
they will have tempted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been tempting
you will have been tempting
he/she/it will have been tempting
we will have been tempting
you will have been tempting
they will have been tempting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would tempt
you would tempt
he/she/it would tempt
we would tempt
you would tempt
they would tempt
Conditional continuous
I would be tempting
you would be tempting
he/she/it would be tempting
we would be tempting
you would be tempting
they would be tempting
Conditional perfect
I would have tempt
you would have tempt
he/she/it would have tempt
we would have tempt
you would have tempt
they would have tempt
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been tempting
you would have been tempting
he/she/it would have been tempting
we would have been tempting
you would have been tempting
they would have been tempting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you tempt
we let´s tempt
you tempt
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to tempt
Past participle
tempted
Present Participle
tempting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TEMPT


accompt
əˈkɒmpt
attempt
əˈtɛmpt
benempt
bɪˈnɛmpt
coempt
ˌkəʊˈempt
consumpt
kənˈsʌmpt
contempt
kənˈtɛmpt
cramped
kræmpt
crimped
krɪmpt
empt
ɛmpt
encamped
ɪnˈkæmpt
exempt
ɪɡˈzɛmpt
kempt
kɛmpt
nempt
nɛmpt
nonexempt
ˌnɒnɪɡˈzempt
pre-empt
prɪˈɛmpt
prompt
prɒmpt
re-attempt
ˌriːəˈtɛmpt
undamped
ʌnˈdæmpt
unkempt
ʌnˈkɛmpt
unstamped
ʌnˈstæmpt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TEMPT

temporary hardness
temporisation
temporiser
temporising
temporisingly
temporization
temporize
temporizer
temporizing
temporizingly
temptability
temptable
temptableness
temptation
temptatious
Tempter
tempting
temptingly
temptingness
temptress

WORDS THAT END LIKE TEMPT

accept
adopt
apt
concept
dirempt
Egypt
except
JavaScript
kept
opposite prompt
opt
preexempt
pt
rescue attempt
script
sept
suicide attempt
tax-exempt
transcript
transumpt

Synonyms and antonyms of tempt in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «TEMPT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «tempt» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of tempt
allure · attract · bait · coax · dare · decoy · draw · entice · fly in the face of · inveigle · invite · lead on · lure · provoke · risk · seduce · test · try · woo

Translation of «tempt» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TEMPT

Find out the translation of tempt to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of tempt from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tempt» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

诱使
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

tentar
570 millions of speakers

English

tempt
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

लुभाना
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يُغْرِي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

искушать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

tentar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

প্রলুব্ধ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

tenter
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menggoda
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

verleiten
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

誘惑する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

유혹하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nggodha
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cám dỗ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

மயக்கு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

परीक्षा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ayartmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

tentare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skusić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

спокушати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a tenta
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δελεάζω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

versoek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fresta
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

friste
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of tempt

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TEMPT»

The term «tempt» is quite widely used and occupies the 29.308 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TEMPT» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «tempt» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «tempt» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tempt

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10 QUOTES WITH «TEMPT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word tempt.
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Saxby Chambliss
Japan's inexplicable lack of response to even consider a move to re-open their market to U.S. beef will sorely tempt economic trade action against Japan.
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Henry B. Eyring
With the help of the Holy Ghost, we can watch over ourselves. We can pray to recognize and reject the first thoughts of sin. We can pray to recognize a warning not to speak words which would hurt or tempt someone else. And we can, when we must, pray for the humility and the faith to repent.
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Catherine the Great
For to tempt and to be tempted are things very nearly allied - whenever feeling has anything to do in the matter, no sooner is it excited than we have already gone vastly farther than we are aware of.
4
Ethan Hawke
When you start becoming really successful, the demons start to tempt you - the demons of vanity and self importance, drug abuse, the feelings of fraudulence. But, it's also a thrill. That's what I found weird.
5
George Savile
The vanity of teaching doth oft tempt a man to forget that he is a blockhead.
6
Paul Schneider
What the entertainment industry can do is tempt you into making stupid mistakes, but the only tool that they have to tempt you is money. So if you're okay saying no to money, then you can say no to a lot of things that you might be embarrassed of later.
7
Richard G. Scott
There are powerful emotions that bring two people together in wonderful harmony in a marriage. Satan knows this, and would tempt you to try these emotions outside of marriage. Do not stir emotions meant to be used only in marriage.
8
W. Clement Stone
When you do the wrong thing, knowing it is wrong, you do so because you haven't developed the habit of effectively controlling or neutralizing strong inner urges that tempt you, or because you have established the wrong habit and don't know how to eliminate them effectively.
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Sofia Vassilieva
There are scripts when you fall so much in love with your character. And if you are lucky and offered this part, you should not tempt your fate and go to the greatest extent to be/to play this character. If you have an opportunity to do that and you do not, it's shameful.
10
Otis Williams
Bill Mitchell said he really liked it. But when he asked the other four their opinions, we all took one look at ourselves in our raggedy long winter coats and cracked up. We knew we weren't likely to tempt anyone or anything, but what the hell, it was as good a name as any.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TEMPT»

Discover the use of tempt in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tempt and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Tempt the Stars: A Cassie Palmer Novel
Being a goddess is a lot less fun than you might think.
Karen Chance, 2013
2
Don't Tempt Me
Simon Quinn can have any woman he wants, but he prefers them jaded, worldly, and free of illusions.
Sylvia Day, 2008
3
Tempt Me at Twilight
Engaged to the very sensible Michael Bayning, Poppy Hathaway is content with her lot - having longed for a life of normality.
Lisa Kleypas, 2010
4
Because You Tempt Me: Because You Are Mine Series #1
Part One of an addictive eight-part serial novel for devotees of Fifty Shades of Grey and the first Crossfire novel, Bared to You.
Beth Kery, 2012
5
Tempt Me Tonight
He was her first: the first man she longed for, the first man she truly desired.
Toni Blake, 2009
6
Tempt Me at Midnight (Mills & Boon Kimani)
Lexi Austin is living a fantasy.
Maureen Smith, 2013
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To Tempt a Wilde
On the run for two years, Althea Hudson believes she has found a safe haven at a Wyoming ranch owned by three brothers, where she falls for Nathan Wilde, who isn't prepared for the feelings he is having for his new ranch hand.
Kimberly Kaye Terry, 2011
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Tempt: Cupcakes to Excite
Tempt: Cupcakes to Excite brings to mind fun and colourful little cakes in attractive cases with beautiful toppings. In this book, Betty Saw, Malaysia's favourite food columnist, presents a decadent serving of 75 recipes.
Betty Saw, 2005
9
To Tempt a Wolf
To Tempt a Wolf Kate Steele There are wolves in Whispering Springs?
Kate Steele, 2006
10
Tempt Me, Taste Me, Touch Me
California wine country is a world of sensual delights -- the tantalizing kiss of sunlight . . . the luscious decadence of gourmet cuisine . . . the slow burn of wine that warms from within . . . and sinfully sexy men.
Bella Andre, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TEMPT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tempt is used in the context of the following news items.
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Local producers set to tempt taste buds at Cosford Food Festival
Over 70 local producers from across the Midlands will be tempting visitors with a wide range of exquisite fresh, organic and handmade produce not available ... «shropshirelive.com, Jul 15»
2
7 alluring stocks tempt investors to peril
Frontier, for instance, is now yielding 8.5% – making it even more tempting. But beware the Siren's Song of dividends. For one thing – not only can the stocks fall ... «USA TODAY, Jul 15»
3
Staff frustrated as Spalding tempt away Moreman
Staff frustrated as Spalding tempt away Moreman. Cobblers V Stoke City development team. Josh Moreman. ENGNNL00120130730184636. 10:43 Monday 29 ... «Thame Today, Jun 15»
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Greece, creditors tempt fate by testing deadlines -US Treasury's Lew
WASHINGTON, June 26 Greece and its creditors are playing with fire by repeatedly running into deadlines over agreements to extend bailout loans, U.S. ... «Reuters, Jun 15»
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No fair, China: Trying to tempt Muslims from fasting during Ramadan …
No fair, China: Trying to tempt Muslims from fasting during Ramadan — with beer. PRI's The World. June 26, 2015 · 2:30 PM EDT. By Kuang Keng Kuek Ser ... «PRI, Jun 15»
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Emerging-Market Cocos Don't Tempt Pimco
As banks world-wide rush to sell a new type of high-yield hybrid security to bolster their cash buffers in response to tightening global standards, one of the ... «Wall Street Journal, May 15»
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Movies may tempt teens to drink
More than four in ten British 15-year-olds say their drinking is interfering with their life. But not all teens face the same alcohol risks, a new study finds. Those who ... «Science News for Students, Apr 15»
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Figo to tempt CONCACAF voters with cash boost plan
MIAMI FIFA presidential hopeful Luis Figo will travel to the Caribbean this week hoping to tempt voters in the CONCACAF region with a plan to distribute more ... «Reuters UK, Apr 15»
9
Russian rates tempt the carry traders
The Russian central bank has interest rates at 14 per cent — tempting when Switzerland is selling new paper at a negative yield. Moscow's 10-year bond yield is ... «Financial Times, Apr 15»
10
Tempt In-Store Productions Infuses Retail Expertise and Vegas …
Tempt is part of Quad/Graphics' total in-store marketing solutions offering with ... Tempt delivers in-store destinations that build brand value and enhance the ... «MarketWatch, Mar 15»

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