Definitions for seducesɪˈdus, -ˈdyus

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

se•duce*sɪˈdus, -ˈdyus(v.t.)-duced, -duc•ing.

  1. to lead astray, as from duty or principles; corrupt.

  2. to induce to have sexual intercourse.

  3. to win over; attract.

* Syn: See tempt.

Origin of seduce:

1470–80; earlier seduise < MF seduis-, s. of seduire < L sēdūcere to lead aside =sē-se - +dūcere to lead

se•duc′i•ble(adj.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. seduce, score, make(verb)

    induce to have sex

    "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night?"; "Harry made Sally"

  2. seduce(verb)

    lure or entice away from duty, principles, or proper conduct

    "She was seduced by the temptation of easy money and started to work in a massage parlor"

Wiktionary

  1. seduce(Verb)

    To beguile or lure someone away from duty, accepted principles, or proper conduct. To lead astray.

  2. seduce(Verb)

    To entice or induce someone to engage in a sexual relationship

  3. seduce(Verb)

    To win over or attract someone

  4. Origin: Borrowed from Latin seducere, from se- + ducere; see duct. Compare adduce, conduce, deduce, etc.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seduce(verb)

    to draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty in any manner; to entice to evil; to lead astray; to tempt and lead to iniquity; to corrupt

  2. Seduce(verb)

    specifically, to induce to surrender chastity; to debauch by means of solicitation


Translations for seduce

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

seduce(verb)

to persuade or attract into doing, thinking etc (something, especially something foolish or wrong)

She was seduced by the attractions of the big city.

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