Definitions for seducesɪˈdus, -ˈdyus
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
se•duce*sɪˈdus, -ˈdyus(v.t.)-duced, -duc•ing.
to lead astray, as from duty or principles; corrupt.
to induce to have sexual intercourse.
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
seduce, score, make(verb)
induce to have sex
"Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night?"; "Harry made Sally"
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"
To beguile or lure someone away from duty, accepted principles, or proper conduct. To lead astray.
To entice or induce someone to engage in a sexual relationship
To win over or attract someone
Origin: Borrowed from Latin seducere, from se- + ducere; see duct. Compare adduce, conduce, deduce, etc.
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
specifically, to induce to surrender chastity; to debauch by means of solicitation
Translations for seduce
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
to persuade or attract into doing, thinking etc (something, especially something foolish or wrong)
She was seduced by the attractions of the big city.
- يَغْوي، يُغْريArabic
- seduzirPortuguese (BR)
- ahvatlema, võrgutamaEstonian
- گمراه كردنFarsi
- vilināt; kārdinātLatvian
- forføre, lokkeNorwegian
- kusić, uwodzićPolish
- گمراه كردنPersian
- بې لارې كول، تيرا ېستل، غولول، بې پردې كول، شرم اړولPashto
- a seduceRomanian
- соблазнять; совращатьRussian
- förleda, locka, förföraSwedish
- baştan çıkarmakTurkish
- 引誘Chinese (Trad.)
- спокушати, зваблюватиUkrainian
- quyến rũVietnamese
- 引诱Chinese (Simp.)
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