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Meaning of “seduce” in the English Dictionary

"seduce" in British English

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seduceverb

uk   /sɪˈdjuːs/  us   /-ˈduːs/
C2 [T] to make someone ​feelattracted to you and ​want to have ​sex with you, often someone ​younger or less ​experienced: He ​felt that she was ​trying to seduce him.C2 [T usually passive, T] to ​persuade or ​cause someone to do something that they would not usually ​consider doing by being very ​attractive and ​difficult to ​refuse: I wouldn't ​normallystay in a ​hotel like this, but I was seduced by the ​fabulouslocation. They were seduced intobuying the ​washingmachine by the ​offer of a ​freeflight. [T usually passive, T] If you are seduced by something, you like it because it ​seemsattractive: Almost every ​visitor to Edinburgh is seduced by ​itssplendidarchitecture.
(Definition of seduce from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"seduce" in American English

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seduceverb [T]

 us   /sɪˈdus/
to ​persuade or ​trick someone into doing something by making it very ​attractive: Nowadays you have to seduce ​students into ​learning through ​colorfulgraphics or ​excitingadventurethemes. If you seduce someone, you ​persuade that ​person to have ​sex with you.
(Definition of seduce from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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