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se·duce

 (sĭ-do͞os′, -dyo͞os′)
tr.v. se·duced, se·duc·ing, se·duc·es
1. To attract or lead (someone) away from proper behavior or thinking: "He had been in this way seduced from the wisdom of his cooler judgment" (Anthony Trollope). See Synonyms at lure.
2. To induce (someone) to engage in sexual activity, as by flirting or persuasion.
3. To entice into a different state or position: "Journalism may seduce [a writer-professor] from the campus" (Irwin Erdman).

[Middle English seduisen, from Old French seduire, seduis-, alteration (influenced by Medieval Latin sēdūcere, to lead astray) of suduire, to seduce, from Latin subdūcere, to withdraw : sub-, sub- + dūcere, to lead; see deuk- in Indo-European roots.]

se·duce′a·ble, se·duc′i·ble adj.
se·duc′er n.

seduce

(sɪˈdjuːs)
vb (tr)
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]
seˈducible, seˈduceable adj

se•duce

(sɪˈdus, -ˈdyus)

v.t. -duced, -duc•ing.
1. to lead astray, as from duty or principles; corrupt.
2. to induce to have sexual intercourse.
3. to win over; attract.
[1470–80; earlier seduise < Middle French seduis-, s. of seduire < Latin sēdūcere to lead aside =sē- se- + dūcere to lead]
se•duce′ment, n.
se•duc′er, n.
se•duc′i•ble, adj.
syn: See tempt.

seduce


Past participle: seduced
Gerund: seducing

Imperative
seduce
seduce
Present
I seduce
you seduce
he/she/it seduces
we seduce
you seduce
they seduce
Preterite
I seduced
you seduced
he/she/it seduced
we seduced
you seduced
they seduced
Present Continuous
I am seducing
you are seducing
he/she/it is seducing
we are seducing
you are seducing
they are seducing
Present Perfect
I have seduced
you have seduced
he/she/it has seduced
we have seduced
you have seduced
they have seduced
Past Continuous
I was seducing
you were seducing
he/she/it was seducing
we were seducing
you were seducing
they were seducing
Past Perfect
I had seduced
you had seduced
he/she/it had seduced
we had seduced
you had seduced
they had seduced
Future
I will seduce
you will seduce
he/she/it will seduce
we will seduce
you will seduce
they will seduce
Future Perfect
I will have seduced
you will have seduced
he/she/it will have seduced
we will have seduced
you will have seduced
they will have seduced
Future Continuous
I will be seducing
you will be seducing
he/she/it will be seducing
we will be seducing
you will be seducing
they will be seducing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been seducing
you have been seducing
he/she/it has been seducing
we have been seducing
you have been seducing
they have been seducing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been seducing
you will have been seducing
he/she/it will have been seducing
we will have been seducing
you will have been seducing
they will have been seducing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been seducing
you had been seducing
he/she/it had been seducing
we had been seducing
you had been seducing
they had been seducing
Conditional
I would seduce
you would seduce
he/she/it would seduce
we would seduce
you would seduce
they would seduce
Past Conditional
I would have seduced
you would have seduced
he/she/it would have seduced
we would have seduced
you would have seduced
they would have seduced
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.seduce - induce to have sex; "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night?"; "Harry made Sally"
persuade - cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!"
seduce - 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"
2.seduce - 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"
entice, lure, tempt - provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation"
seduce, score, make - induce to have sex; "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you score last night?"; "Harry made Sally"

seduce

verb
1. tempt, attract, lure, entice, trap, mislead, deceive, beguile, allure, decoy, ensnare, hypnotize, lead astray, inveigle The view of the lake and plunging cliffs seduces visitors.
2. corrupt, take advantage of, have sex with, ruin (archaic), betray, violate, ravish, deprave, dishonour, debauch, deflower, have your wicked way with a fifteen-year-old seduced by a man twice her age

seduce

verb
1. To beguile or draw into a wrong or foolish course of action:
Idiom: lead astray.
2. To lure or persuade into a sexual relationship or a sexual act:
Translations
يَغْوي، يُغْري
svést
forførelokke
tæla
gundymas
kārdinātvilināt
seduce
zviesť
baştan çıkarmak

seduce

[sɪˈdjuːs] VT (sexually) → seducir
to seduce sb into doing sth (fig) → engatusar or convencer a algn para que haga algo
to seduce sb from his dutyapartar a algn de su deber

seduce

[sɪˈdjuːs] vt
(sexually)séduire
(= persuade) → séduire
to seduce sb into doing sth → persuader qn de faire qch
to seduce sb into sth → entraîner qn vers qch

seduce

vtverführen; to seduce somebody into doing somethingjdn zu etw verleiten, jdn dazu verleiten, etw zu tun; to seduce somebody (away) from his duty/a placejdn seine Pflichten vergessen lassen/von einem Ort weglocken; to seduce somebody (away) from his wifejdn seiner Frau abspenstig machen

seduce

[sɪˈdjuːs] vtsedurre

seduce

(siˈdjuːs) verb
to persuade or attract into doing, thinking etc (something, especially something foolish or wrong). She was seduced by the attractions of the big city.
seˈduction (-ˈdak-) noun
something that tempts or attracts. the seductions of life in the big city.
seductive (siˈdaktiv) adjective
tempting, attractive or charming. a seductive melody.
References in classic literature ?
There was the police department, and the fire and water departments, and the whole balance of the civil list, from the meanest office boy to the head of a city department; and for the horde who could find no room in these, there was the world of vice and crime, there was license to seduce, to swindle and plunder and prey.
Thither let us bend all our thoughts, to learn What creatures there inhabit, of what mould, Or substance, how endu'd, and what thir Power, And where thir weakness, how attempted best, By force or suttlety: Though Heav'n be shut, And Heav'ns high Arbitrator sit secure In his own strength, this place may lye expos'd The utmost border of his Kingdom, left To their defence who hold it: here perhaps Som advantagious act may be achiev'd By sudden onset, either with Hell fire To waste his whole Creation, or possess All as our own, and drive as we were driven, The punie habitants, or if not drive, Seduce them to our Party, that thir God May prove thir foe, and with repenting hand Abolish his own works.
When we came to the village on the top of it, where the lord lived, we were surprised with the cries and lamentations of men that seemed to suffer or apprehend some dreadful calamity; and were told, upon inquiring the cause, that the inhabitants had been persuaded that we were the devil's missionaries, who came to seduce them from the true religion, that foreseeing some of their neighbours would be ruined by the temptation, they were lamenting the misfortune which was coming upon them.
From this summary of what has taken place in other countries, whose situations have borne the nearest resemblance to our own, what reason can we have to confide in those reveries which would seduce us into an expectation of peace and cordiality between the members of the present confederacy, in a state of separation?
And in the third place, no comparison can be made between the means that will be possessed by the more permanent branches of the federal government for seducing, if they should be disposed to seduce, the House of Representatives from their duty to the people, and the means of influence over the popular branch possessed by the other branches of the government above cited.
Seduce the Circassian girls, shoot the enemies of the fatherland and.
Her devotion to the queen is known; and they wish either to remove her from her mistress, or to intimidate her, in order to obtain her Majesty's secrets, or to seduce her and make use of her as a spy.
Deprived of ordinary resources, the analyst throws himself into the spirit of his opponent, identifies himself therewith, and not unfrequently sees thus, at a glance, the sole methods (sometime indeed absurdly simple ones) by which he may seduce into error or hurry into miscalculation.
I would seduce him, for he is a gallant man, extravagantly partial to women; then I would get away our two prisoners.
If you have no pressing engagement with your old man - perhaps you might divert him; perhaps I can seduce his fancies - I should like you to keep in Departmental touch with me till I find those sporting coves.
The bigots of the day hinted that it would be no matter of surprise if an evil spirit were allowed to enter this beautiful form, and seduce the carver to destruction.
A man will swindle or seduce who will not sell his country.