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seduce

transitive verb se·duce \si-ˈdüs, -ˈdyüs\

: to persuade (someone) to have sex with you

: to persuade (someone) to do something

se·ducedse·duc·ing

Full Definition of SEDUCE

1
:  to persuade to disobedience or disloyalty
2
:  to lead astray usually by persuasion or false promises
3
:  to carry out the physical seduction of :  entice to sexual intercourse
4
:  attract
se·duc·er noun

Examples of SEDUCE

  1. He tried to seduce her.
  2. She was seduced by an older man.
  3. The other team seduced him with a better offer.

Origin of SEDUCE

Late Latin seducere, from Latin, to lead away, from se- apart + ducere to lead — more at tow
First Known Use: 15th century

Synonym Discussion of SEDUCE

lure, entice, inveigle, decoy, tempt, seduce mean to lead astray from one's true course. lure implies a drawing into danger, evil, or difficulty through attracting and deceiving <lured naive investors with get-rich-quick schemes>. entice suggests drawing by artful or adroit means <advertising designed to entice new customers>. inveigle implies enticing by cajoling or flattering <fund-raisers inveigling wealthy alumni>. decoy implies a luring into entrapment by artifice <attempting to decoy the enemy into an ambush>. tempt implies the presenting of an attraction so strong that it overcomes the restraints of conscience or better judgment <tempted by the offer of money>. seduce implies a leading astray by persuasion or false promises <seduced by assurances of assistance>.
SEDUCES Defined for Kids

seduce

verb se·duce \si-ˈdüs, -ˈdyüs\
se·ducedse·duc·ing

Definition of SEDUCE for Kids

:  to persuade (someone) to do something and especially to do something wrong <She was seduced into crime.>

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