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English definition of “seduce”

seduce

verb uk   /sɪˈdjuːs/ us    /-ˈduːs/

seduce verb (PERSUADE)

C2 [T] to persuade someone to have sex with you, often someone younger than you, who has little experience of sex: Pete lost his virginity at 15 when he was seduced by his best friend's mother.Sexual activity in generalPhysical and sexual assault and abduction

seduce verb (ATTRACT)

C2 [T usually passive] to cause someone to do something that they would not usually consider doing by being very attractive and difficult to refuse: I wouldn't normally have bought this, but I was seduced by the low price. They were seduced into buying the washing machine by the offer of a free flight to the United States.Attracting and temptingAttractiveSexual attraction [T usually passive] If you are seduced by something, you like it because it seems attractive: Almost every visitor to Edinburgh is seduced by its splendid architecture.Attracting and temptingAttractiveSexual attraction
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