Crave vs Tempt - What's the difference?

crave | tempt |


In lang=en terms the difference between crave and tempt

is that crave is to ask for earnestly while tempt is to provoke something; to court.

As verbs the difference between crave and tempt

is that crave is to desire strongly, so as to satisfy an appetite; to long or yearn for while tempt is to provoke someone to do wrong, especially by promising a reward; to entice.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

crave

English

Verb

(crav)
  • To desire strongly, so as to satisfy an appetite; to long or yearn for.
  • I know I should diet more, but every afternoon I crave a soda so I have one.
  • * Edmund Gurney
  • His path is one that eminently craves weary walking.
  • To ask for earnestly.
  • I humbly crave your indulgence to read this letter until the end.
  • * Shakespeare
  • I crave your honour's pardon.
  • * Bible, Mark xv. 43
  • Joseph went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus.

    Derived terms

    * craving

    Anagrams

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    tempt

    English

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To provoke someone to do wrong, especially by promising a reward; to entice.
  • She tempted me to eat the apple.
  • To attract; to allure.
  • Its glossy skin tempted me.
  • To provoke something; to court.
  • It would be tempting fate.

    Derived terms

    * temptation * tempter * temptress * tempt fate * tempt providence