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seduce

se·duce

seduce

 
pronunciation:
sih dus
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: seduced, seduces, seducing
definition 1: to lead into a course of action not considered proper or moral; corrupt.
She was seduced by power.
synonyms:
mislead, tempt
similar words:
beguile, bewitch, corrupt, decoy, entice, entrap, pervert, snare
definition 2: to convince or beguile into having sexual relations.
similar words:
bed, bewitch, captivate, charm, debauch, ravish, romance, solicit
definition 3: to induce to commit any action; entice; attract.
They seduced car buyers with low interest rates.
synonyms:
entice, lure
similar words:
attract, bait, beguile, decoy, induce, inveigle, snare, solicit, sweet-talk, tempt
derivations: seducible (seduceable) (adj.), seducer (n.)
Word Parts
The word seduce contains the following parts:
se- Latin prefix that means away, aside, apart
duc, duct Latin root that means lead; draw along