seduce

  • 1 seduce — SEDÚCE, sedúc, vb. III. tranz. 1. A incita, a captiva, a subjuga, a cuceri prin farmecul vorbelor, prin purtare etc. 2. (Despre bărbaţi) A abuza de buna credinţă a unei femei, ademenind o şi determinând o să întreţină relaţii sexuale, cu… …

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  • 2 seduce — (v.) 1520s, to persuade a vassal, etc., to desert his allegiance or service, from L. seducere lead away, lead astray, from se aside, away + ducere to lead. Replaced M.E. seduisen (late 15c.), from M.Fr. séduire seduce, from O.Fr. suduire to… …

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  • 3 Seduce — Se*duce , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Seduced}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Seducing}.] [L. seducere, seductum; pref. se aside + ducere to lead. See {Duke}.] 1. To draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty in any manner; to entice to evil; to lead astray; to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 seduce — index bait (lure), betray (lead astray), brutalize, corrupt, entice, inveigle, lure …

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  • 5 seduce — [v1] tempt, ensnare bait, beguile, betray, bribe, coax, deceive, decoy, delude, draw, entice, entrap, hook, induce, inveigle, invite, lead astray*, lead on*, lure, mislead, mousetrap*, persuade, pull, rope in, steer, string along*, sucker*,… …

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  • 6 seduce — [si do͞os′, sidyo͞os′] vt. seduced, seducing [ME seduisen < LL(Ec) seducere, to mislead, seduce < L, to lead aside < se , apart (see SECEDE) + ducere, to lead: see DUCT] 1. a) to persuade to do something disloyal, disobedient, etc. b) to …

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  • 7 seduce — tempt, entice, inveigle, *lure, decoy Analogous words: mislead, beguile, delude, *deceive: corrupt, debauch, deprave, pervert, *debase: bewitch, captivate, allure (see ATTRACT) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 seduce — ► VERB 1) persuade to do something inadvisable. 2) entice into sexual activity. DERIVATIVES seducer noun seducible adjective seduction noun seductress noun. ORIGIN Latin seducere lead aside or away …

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  • 9 seduce — 01. She [seduced] her neighbor to get him to murder her husband for her. 02. Cigarette ads are designed to [seduce] young people into smoking. 03. The Saturday night special at the restaurant is designed to [seduce] people into visiting the… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 10 seduce — se|duce [sıˈdju:s US ˈdu:s] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: seducere to lead away , from ducere to lead ] 1.) to persuade someone to have sex with you, especially in a way that is attractive and not too direct ▪ The head lecturer was… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

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  • 12 seduce — [[t]sɪdju͟ːs, AM du͟ːs[/t]] seduces, seducing, seduced 1) VERB If something seduces you, it is so attractive that it makes you do something that you would not otherwise do. [V n] The view of lake and plunging cliffs seduces visitors... [V n into… …

    English dictionary

  • 13 seduce — UK [sɪˈdjuːs] / US [sɪˈdus] verb [transitive] Word forms seduce : present tense I/you/we/they seduce he/she/it seduces present participle seducing past tense seduced past participle seduced 1) to persuade someone to have sex with you 2) to… …

    English dictionary

  • 14 seduce — verb (transitive often passive) 1 to persuade someone to have sex with you, especially someone who is younger than you or in a weaker position than you: The head lecturer here was sacked for seducing female students. 2 to make someone want to do… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 seduce — verb 1) he took her to his hotel room and tried to seduce her Syn: persuade to have sex; euphemistic have one s way with, take advantage of; dated debauch 2) she was seduced by the smell of coffee Syn: attract, allure, lure, tempt, entice,… …

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  • 16 seduce — verb 1) customers are seduced by the advertising Syn: attract, allure, lure, tempt, entice, beguile, inveigle, manipulate 2) he tried to seduce her Syn: have one s (wicked) way with, take advantage of …

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  • 17 seduce — transitive verb (seduced; seducing) Etymology: Late Latin seducere, from Latin, to lead away, from se apart + ducere to lead more at tow Date: 15th century 1. to persuade to disobedience or disloyalty 2. to lead astray usually by persuasion or… …

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  • 18 seduce — seducer, n. seducible, seduceable, adj. seducingly, adv. /si doohs , dyoohs /, v.t., seduced, seducing. 1. to lead astray, as from duty, rectitude, or the like; corrupt. 2. to persuade or induce to have sexual intercourse. 3. to lead or draw away …

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  • 19 seduce — verb a) To beguile or lure someone away from duty, accepted principles, or proper conduct. To lead astray. b) To entice or induce someone to engage in a …

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  • 20 seduce — Synonyms and related words: abuse, allure, attract, bait, bait the hook, becharm, beguile, betray, bewitch, blandish, cajole, captivate, carry away, charm, coax, corrupt, debauch, deceive, decoy, defile, deflower, degrade, delude, despoil,… …

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