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 (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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