Definition of seduce verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    seduce

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈdjuːs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈduːs//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they seduce
    BrE BrE//ˈdjuːs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈduːs//
     
    he / she / it seduces
    BrE BrE//sɪˈdjuːsɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈduːsɪz//
     
    past simple seduced
    BrE BrE//sɪˈdjuːst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈduːst//
     
    past participle seduced
    BrE BrE//sɪˈdjuːst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈduːst//
     
    -ing form seducing
    BrE BrE//sɪˈdjuːsɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈduːsɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1seduce somebody to persuade somebody to have sex with you, especially somebody who is younger or who has less experience than you
  2. 2seduce somebody (into something/into doing something) to persuade somebody to do something that they would not usually agree to do by making it seem very attractive synonym entice The promise of huge profits seduced him into parting with his money. advertisements that seduce us with promises
  3. Word Origin late 15th cent. (originally in the sense ‘persuade (someone) to abandon their duty’): from Latin seducere, from se- ‘away, apart’ + ducere ‘to lead’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: seduce