Definitions for seduce
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seduce, score, makeverb
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"
Specifically, to induce to engage in sexual intercourse.
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
Etymology: Borrowed from Latin seducere, from se- + ducere; see duct. Compare adduce, conduce, deduce, etc.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
To draw aside from the right; to tempt; to corrupt; to deprave; to mislead; to deceive.
Etymology: seduco, Latin; seduire, French.
That noble minds keep ever with their likes;
For who so firm that cannot be seduc’d? William Shakespeare, Jul. Cæs.
Me the gold of France did not seduce,
Although I did admit it as a motive,
The sooner to effect what I intended. William Shakespeare, H. V.
A beauty-waining and distressed widow,
Seduc’d the pitch and height of all his thoughts
To base declension. William Shakespeare, R. III.
In the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits. 1 Tim. iv. 1.
I shall never gratify the spightfulness of a few with any sinister thoughts of all their allegiance, whom pious frauds have seduced. Charles I .
Subtle he needs must be who could seduce
Angels. John Milton.
Nor let false friends seduce thy mind to fame,
By arrogating Johnson’s hostile name;
Let father Flecknoe fire thy mind with praise,
And uncle Ogleby thy envy raise. Dryden.
Seduction has multiple meanings. Platonically, it can mean "to persuade to disobedience or disloyalty", or "to lead astray, usually by persuasion or false promises".Strategies of seduction include conversation and sexual scripts, paralingual features, non-verbal communication, and short-term behavioural strategies. The word seduction stems from Latin and means literally "leading astray." As a result, the term may have a positive or negative connotation. Famous seducers from history or legend include Lilith, Giacomo Casanova, and the fictional character Don Juan. The emergence of the Internet and technology has supported the availability and the existence of a seduction community, which is based on discourse about seduction. This is predominately by "pickup artists" (PUA). Seduction is also used within marketing to increase compliance and willingness.Seduction, seen negatively, involves temptation and enticement, often sexual in nature, to lead someone astray into a behavioural choice they would not have made if they were not in a state of sexual arousal. Seen positively, seduction is a synonym for the act of charming someone—male or female—by an appeal to the senses, often with the goal of reducing unfounded fears and leading to their "sexual emancipation." Some sides in contemporary academic debate state that the morality of seduction depends on the long-term impacts on the individuals concerned, rather than the act itself, and may not necessarily carry the negative connotations expressed in dictionary definitions.
To seduce means to attract, lure, or entice someone into engaging in a specific behavior or to persuade someone to do something, often in a sexual context or for personal advantage. It usually involves charm, manipulation, or other methods of persuasion.
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
Etymology: [L. seducere, seductum; pref. se- aside + ducere to lead. See Duke.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
sē-dūs′, v.t. to draw aside from rectitude: to entice: to corrupt: to cause a woman to surrender her chastity through persuasion, entreaty, under promise of marriage, &c.—ns. Sēdūce′ment, act of seducing or drawing aside: allurement; Sēdū′cer.—adj. Sēdū′cible.—adv. Sēdū′cingly.—n. Sēduc′tion, act of seducing or enticing from virtue, any enticement to evil: the act of fraudulently depriving an unmarried woman of her chastity.—adj. Sēduc′tive, tending to seduce or draw aside: assiduous.—adv. Sēduc′tively.—ns. Sēduc′tiveness; Sēduc′tor, one who leads astray. [L. seducĕre—se-, aside, ducĕre, ductum, to lead.]
The numerical value of seduce in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of seduce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3
It's natural that women are happy if a man tries to seduce them.
If you think too much about how to seduce someone else, it’s an epic fail, to seduce someone is to make them want to know more about you, to be part of your world. So if you are trying to please someone else, you’re failing at seduction. I always say to think about yourself and how you present yourself to the world and how you practice that every day. I believe in wearing my nice lingerie every single day. It’s a moment that doesn’t take any extra time out of your day. It’s also a small way to exude glamour and beauty in everyday life.
Exclusives help put some of the dream back into the bottle and they are also a way to seduce retailers which are very much in demand of that kind of product.
Successful ... politicians are insecure and intimidated men. They advance politically only as they placate, appease, bribe, seduce, bamboozle or otherwise manage to manipulate the demanding and threatening elements in their constituencies.
Nature never allows man to understand it, however intelligent he thinks he may be. It tempts his reason by offering an initial success only to seduce and pull him on its side later, once for all. Finally, a man is left to sing the irrational songs of the nature!
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