Part of speech: verb

To allure, especially for wrong- doing; entice.

Part of speech: verb

To provoke; defy.

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Usage examples "tempt":

  1. I've already said good- by, and I don't want to tempt you again. - "Way of the Lawless", Max Brand.
  2. Do not tempt me too far. - "The Mystery of a Turkish Bath", E.M. Gollan (AKA Rita).
  3. " Beatrice," he cried, " do not tempt me!" - "Dora Thorne", Charlotte M. Braeme.