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EtymologyEdit

From en- +‎ honey.

VerbEdit

enhoney (third-person singular simple present enhoneys, present participle enhoneying, simple past and past participle enhoneyed)

  1. (rare) To sweeten (figuratively); to entice, allure.
    • 1603, Michel de Montaigne, chapter 12, in John Florio, transl., The Essayes, [], book II, printed at London: By Val[entine] Simmes for Edward Blount [], OCLC 946730821:
      I well perceive they are but scoffers, which sute and apply themselves unto our foolishnesse, thereby to enhonny [transl. emmieler] and allure us to these opinions and hopes fitting our mortall appetite.
    • 1950, Holbrook Jackson, The Anatomy of Bibliomania, Illinois, 2001, p.551:
      A high price to one so afflicted is a temptation and peril; it enhoneys and allures, inflames him with renewed madness for possession.