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Borrowing from Latin seducere (to lead apart or astray), from se- (aside, away, astray) + ducere (to lead); see duct. Compare adduce, conduce, deduce, etc.

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seduce (third-person singular simple present seduces, present participle seducing, simple past and past participle seduced)

  1. (transitive) To beguile or lure (someone) away from duty, accepted principles, or proper conduct; to lead astray.
  2. (transitive) To entice or induce (someone) to engage in a sexual relationship.
    • Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate
      Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me?
  3. (by extension, transitive, euphemistic) To have sexual intercourse with.
    He had repeatedly seduced the girl in his car, hotels and his home.
  4. (transitive) To win over or attract.
    He was seduced by the bright lights and glamour of the city.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin sēdūcēre, present active infinitive of sēdūcō, French séduire.

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a seduce (third-person singular present seduce, past participle sedus3rd conj.

  1. (transitive) to seduce

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seduce

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of seducir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of seducir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of seducir.