What does seduce mean?

Definitions for seduce
sɪˈdus, -ˈdyusse·duce

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seduce, score, makeverb

    induce to have sex

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

  2. seduceverb

    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"

GCIDE

  1. Seduceverb

    Specifically, to induce to engage in sexual intercourse.

    Etymology: [L. seducere, seductum; pref. se- aside + ducere to lead. See Duke.]

Wiktionary

  1. seduceverb

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

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

  2. seduceverb

    To entice or induce someone to engage in a sexual relationship

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

  3. seduceverb

    To win over or attract someone

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seduceverb

    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

    Etymology: [L. seducere, seductum; pref. se- aside + ducere to lead. See Duke.]

  2. Seduceverb

    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

  1. Seduce

    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. seducĕrese-, aside, ducĕre, ductum, to lead.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of seduce in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of seduce in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of seduce in a Sentence

  1. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

    When you begin to seduce or manipulate the minds of others, there you have already gone beyond the religious beliefs.

  2. Silvio Berlusconi:

    It's natural that women are happy if a man tries to seduce them.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    There's often a great deception to an eye attraction and to validate HIS point, an invisible Almighty created the beauty in the women to seduce the men.

  4. Von Teese:

    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.

  5. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire:

    It is not enough to conquer one must learn to seduce.

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