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seduceverb

uk   /sɪˈdʒuːs/ us   /səˈduːs/
C2 [T] to make someone feel attracted 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 normally stay in a hotel like this, but I was seduced by the fabulous location. They were seduced into buying the washing machine by the offer of a free flight.
[T usually passive, T] If you are seduced by something, you like it because it seems attractive: Almost every visitor to Edinburgh is seduced by its splendid architecture.
(Definition of seduce from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 colorful graphics or exciting adventure themes.
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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