seduction Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. noun enticing someone astray from right behavior
  2. noun an act of winning the love or sexual favor of someone


Se*duc*tion noun
L. seductio: cf. F. séduction. See Seduce.
  1. The act of seducing; enticement to wrong doing; specifically, the offense of inducing a woman to consent to unlawful sexual intercourse, by enticements which overcome her scruples; the wrong or crime of persuading a woman to surrender her chastity.
  2. That which seduces, or is adapted to seduce; means of leading astray; as, the seductions of wealth.

Webster 1913