To put to trial; to prove; to test; to try.
- To try to get (someone) to do wrong, especially by a promise of reward.
- To be inviting or attractive to: A second helping tempted me. We refused the offer even though it tempted us. See Synonyms at lure.
- To provoke or to risk provoking: Don't tempt fate.
- To cause to be strongly disposed: He was tempted to walk out.
- To be attractive or inviting: a meal that tempts.