Definition of seduction noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//sɪˈdʌkʃn//
    ; NAmE NAmE//sɪˈdʌkʃn//
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  1. 1[uncountable, countable] the act of persuading somebody to have sex with you Cleopatra’s seduction of Caesar
  2. 2[countable, usually plural, uncountable] seduction (of something) the qualities or features of something that make it seem attractive synonym enticement Who could resist the seductions of the tropical island? the seduction of fame
  3. Word Originearly 16th cent.: from French séduction or Latin seductio(n-), from seducere ‘draw aside’, from se- ‘away, apart’ + ducere ‘to lead’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: seduction