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Definition of tempt:

  1. To endeavor to accomplish or reach; to attempt.
  2. To endeavor to persuade; to induce; to invite; to incite; to provoke; to instigate.
  3. To lead, or endeavor to lead, into evil; to entice to what is wrong; to seduce.
  4. To put to trial; to prove; to test; to try.

Synonyms:

inveigle, enamor, ask for, regulate, shape, enchant, determine, trance, wheedle, instigate, mold, take in, becharm, ask over, seek, charm, entice, draw, win, intrigue, entrance, motivate, cajole, tantalize, work, invite, fascinate, provoke, decoy, capture, bewitch, rouse, incite, lure, ask round, persuasion, captivate, attract, ask in, move, call for, stimulate, influence, allure, pay for, receive, provoke, catch, bid, beguile, act upon, bait, appeal to, enamour, court, draw on, lead on.

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