seduce

[si-doos, -dyoos]
verb (used with object), seduced, seducing.
1.
to lead astray, as from duty, rectitude, or the like; corrupt.
2.
to persuade or induce to have sexual intercourse.
3.
to lead or draw away, as from principles, faith, or allegiance: He was seduced by the prospect of gain.
4.
to win over; attract; entice: a supermarket seducing customers with special sales.

Origin:
1470–80; < Latin sēdūcere to lead aside, equivalent to sē- se- + dūcere to lead; replacing earlier seduise < Middle French < Latin, as above

seducer, noun
seducible, seduceable, adjective
seducingly, adverb
unseducible, adjective
unseducibleness, noun
unseducibly, adverb


1. beguile, inveigle, decoy, allure, lure, deceive. See tempt.


1. repel.
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seduce (sɪˈdjuːs)
 
vb
1.  to persuade to engage in sexual intercourse
2.  to lead astray, as from the right action
3.  to win over, attract, or lure
 
[C15: from Latin sēdūcere to lead apart, from sē- apart + dūcere to lead]
 
se'ducible
 
adj
 
se'duceable
 
adj

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seduce
1526, "to persuade a vassal, etc., to desert his allegiance or service," from L. seducere "lead away, lead astray," from se- "aside, away" + ducere "to lead." Replaced M.E. seduisen (1477), from M.Fr. séduire "seduce," from O.Fr. suduire "to corrupt, seduce," from L. subducere "draw away, withdraw,
remove," from sub- "from under, further" + ducere "to lead" (see duke). Sexual sense, now the prevailing one, is attested from 1560. Seductive is from 1771; seductress is from 1803.
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Example sentences for seduce
The trio become good friends and scare off anyone who tries to seduce the other.
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