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Definition of "seduce" [se•duce]

  • To lead away from duty, accepted principles, or proper conduct. See Synonyms at lure. (verb-transitive)
  • To induce to engage in sex. (verb-transitive)
  • To entice or beguile into a desired state or position. (verb-transitive)
  • To win over; attract. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "seduce" in a sentence
  • "I especially enjoyed juxtaposing the scientific and the erotic, as when Jennet and Ben Franklin seduce each other while performing an experiment with a rotating sulphur ball."
  • "Averages again seduce us away from minute observation."
  • ""His own mouth condemns him," exclaimed the impostor; "he confesses that his intention was to seduce from the way of salvation our well-beloved sister in God; away with him to the dungeon; to-morrow he dies the death; we are manifestly called upon to make an example, tremendous and appalling, to scare the children of sin from our asylum of the saved.""