seduce

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/sɪˈdjuːs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/sɪˈdus, -ˈdyus/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(si do̅o̅s, -dyo̅o̅s)

Inflections of 'seduce' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
seduces
v 3rd person singular
seducing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
seduced
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
seduced
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
se•duce /sɪˈdus, -ˈdyus/USA pronunciation   v. [+ object], -duced, -duc•ing. 
  1. to tempt (someone) to have sexual intercourse.
  2. to win over;
    entice:The warm spring day seduced her from her work.
se•duc•er, n. [countable]See -duc-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
se•duce  (si do̅o̅s, -dyo̅o̅s),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -duced, -duc•ing. 
  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, as from principles, faith, or allegiance:He was seduced by the prospect of gain.
  4. to win over;
    attract;
    entice:a supermarket seducing customers with special sales.
se•ducer, n. 
se•duci•ble, se•ducea•ble, adj. 
se•ducing•ly, adv. 
  • Latin, as above
  • Middle French
  • Latin sēdūcere to lead aside, equivalent. to sē- se- + dūcere to lead; replacing earlier seduise
  • 1470–80
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged beguile, inveigle, decoy, allure, lure, deceive. See  tempt. 
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged repel.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
seduce /sɪˈdjuːs/ vb (transitive)
  1. to persuade to engage in sexual intercourse
  2. to lead astray, as from the right action
  3. to win over, attract, or lure
Etymology: 15th Century: from Latin sēdūcere to lead apart, from sē- apart + dūcere to lead

seˈducible, seˈduceable adj
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