1ATTRACTa strongdesire to have or do something even though you know you should not 引诱，诱惑
temptation to do something
There might be a temptation to cheat if students sit too close together.
Resist the temptation to buy the item until you’re certain you need it.
I finally gave in to the temptation and had a cigarette.
2WANTsomething that makes you want to have or do something, even though you know you should not 诱惑人的东西
Selling alcohol at truck stops is an unnecessary temptation for drivers.
resist the temptation to do something
If you feel hungry during the day, resist the temptation to eat chocolate.
give in to temptation (=do what you feel you want to do)
Be strong – don’t give in to temptation.
succumb/yield to temptation formal (=give in to temptation)
Lorna succumbed to temptation and ordered the apple pie.
avoid the temptation to do something
Avoid the temptation to cheat.
there is a temptation to do something
There is also the temptation to pay for the whole thing with a credit card.
There is a strong temptation to ignore all the potential problems.
The temptation was too great for her to resist.
He felt an overwhelming temptation to kiss her.
Examples from the Corpus
temptation• There is always a temptation to blame others for your own problems.• If such ideas were to spread, his own slaves might find them too great a temptation to resist.• Life in New York has so many temptations.• The point is repeated in severalscenes of temptation.• In fact, one temptation in writing a management book is to quote Drucker on every other page.• In this way, she reasoned, he would be removed from the temptations of the city.• When life was hard, the temptation to start drinking again was strong.• The church should resist the temptation to merely tick over.• Resist the temptation to get involved. After all, it's not your problem.• She thought of taking a day off work, but resisted the temptation.• Yet the temptation to use the Games for politicalpurposesremainsirresistible.• I finally gave in to temptation and ate a huge piece of cheesecake.• In the end, he gave in to temptation, and lit his first cigarette in five days.
gave in to ... temptation• Rickgave in to the temptation to steal the watch.
ADJECTIVE | VERB + TEMPTATION | PHRASESADJECTIVE➤great, huge, overwhelming, strong巨大的誘惑；難以抵擋的誘惑；強烈的誘惑▸➤irresistible抵制不住的誘惑▸➤constant不斷的誘惑▸➤sexual性誘惑VERB + TEMPTATION➤feel, have感到誘惑；有欲望◇I had the constant temptation to look out of the window. 我總是禁不住想向窗外看。➤avoid, fight, overcome, resist避開誘惑；克服誘惑；抵制誘惑▸➤give in to, succumb to, yield to經不住誘惑PHRASES➤in temptation's way, out of temptation's way (both especially BrE) 受到／未受誘惑▸➤put temptation in sb's way誘惑某人◇Keep your valuables locked away so as not to put temptation in the way of thieves. 鎖好你的貴重物品，免得招賊。