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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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"
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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
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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:
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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
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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
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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
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seduce

[sɪˈdjuːs] vtsedurre
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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.
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References in periodicals archive ?
(4) Stead's own investigative research thus demonstrates that a girl is just as seduceable at age eighteen as she is at thirteen.
His love life seems destined to be rather eventful, as this lusty Leo seems utterly seduceable until he truly clicks with a soulmate.