Examples of seduction in a sentence
The book describes his seductions of young women.
the swift seduction of the college freshman into a life of drinking and partying
Did You Know?
Seduction, with its prefix se-, "aside", means basically "lead aside or astray". In Hawthorne's novel The Scarlet Letter, Hester Prynne is forced to wear a large scarlet A, for "adulteress", after it is revealed that she's been seduced by the Reverend Dimmesdale. Seduction also takes less physical forms. Advertisements constantly try to seduce us (often using sex as a temptation) into buying products we hadn't even known existed.
Origin and Etymology of seduction
Medieval French, from Late Latin seduction-, seductio, from Latin, act of leading aside, from seducere
First Known Use: 1526
SEDUCTION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of seduction for English Language Learners
: the act of persuading someone to have sex with you
: something that interests and attracts people
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