seduce Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb induce to have sex
    make; score.
    • Harry finally seduced Sally
    • Did you score last night?
    • Harry made Sally
  2. verb lure or entice away from duty, principles, or proper conduct
    • She was seduced by the temptation of easy money and started to work in a massage parlor


Se*duce" transitive verb
L. seducere, seductum; pref. se- aside + ducere to lead. See Duke.
imperfect & past participle Seduced ; present participle & verbal noun Seducing
  1. To draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty in any manner; to entice to evil; to lead astray; to tempt and lead to iniquity; to corrupt.
    For me, the gold of France did not seduce. Shak.
  2. Specifically, to induce to surrender chastity; to debauch by means of solicitation. Syn. -- To allure; entice; tempt; attract; mislead; decoy; inveigle. See Allure.

Webster 1913