What does seduce mean?

Definitions for seduce
sɪˈdus, -ˈdyusse·duce

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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"

GCIDE

  1. Seduce(v. t.)

    Specifically, to induce to engage in sexual intercourse.

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

Wiktionary

  1. seduce(Verb)

    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. seduce(Verb)

    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. seduce(Verb)

    To win over or attract someone

    Etymology: 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

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

  2. Seduce(verb)

    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.]

Anagrams for seduce »

  1. deuces

  2. educes

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Numerology

  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. Silvio Berlusconi:

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

  2. 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.

  3. Didier Conrad:

    We didn't want to develop a character who would be based on her seductive side as we usually do with female characters in Asterix. Most of the time they are young attractive women who seduce Obelix and their role stops there.

  4. Bruno Ganz:

    The script has to grab me, irritate me, seduce me. I do not want to repeat myself with my roles.

  5. Mwanandeke Kindembo:

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

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