seduce

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Etymology[edit]

PIE root
*dewk-

Borrowed from Latin seducere ‎(to lead apart or astray), from se- ‎(aside, away, astray) + ducere ‎(to lead); see duct. Compare adduce, conduce, deduce, etc.

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seduce ‎(third-person singular simple present seduces, present participle seducing, simple past and past participle seduced)

  1. To beguile or lure someone away from duty, accepted principles, or proper conduct; to lead astray.
    Your father was seduced by the dark side of The Force. - Obi Wan Kenobi, Star Wars
  2. To entice or induce someone to engage in a sexual relationship.
    Mrs. Robinson, are you trying to seduce me? - Benjamin Braddock, The Graduate
  3. (by extension, euphemistic) To have sexual intercourse with.
    He had repeatedly seduced the girl in his car, hotels and his home.
  4. To win over or attract someone.

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Italian[edit]

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seduce

  1. third-person singular present indicative of sedurre

Latin[edit]

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sēdūce

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of sēdūcō

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Latin sēdūcēre, present active infinitive of sēdūcō.

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a seduce ‎(third-person singular present seduce, past participle sedus3rd conj.

  1. (transitive) to seduce

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Spanish[edit]

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seduce

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of seducir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of seducir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of seducir.