[ UK /sɪdjˈuːs/ ]
[ US /sɪˈdus/ ]
  1. lure or entice away from duty, principles, or proper conduct
    She was seduced by the temptation of easy money and started to work in a massage parlor
  2. induce to have sex
    Harry finally seduced Sally
    Harry made Sally
    Did you score last night?
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How To Use seduce In A Sentence

  • She seduces the despondent radical with whispers about the bleakness of mankind.
  • Cleopatra the witch and seducer is near the foundations of Western literature. In All Her Infinite Variety
  • One of the nastiest is the way in which male honour is seen as bound up with female behaviour so that any supposed compromise or scandal in what happens to women, even becoming a rape victim, justifies violence against them as well as against their abusers or seducers; hence the 'honour killings' of young girls that disfigure some societies even today. Temple Address: "Becoming Trustworthy: Respect and Self-Respect" Church House
  • To a soundtrack of cooking tips, paedophilia newsflashes and outtakes from the film Brief Encounter, she tries to seduce a stuffed tiger, intercutting her swaying flamenco with mad, petulant little flounces. Alonzo King Lines Ballet; Retina dance company, Collisions, Juliet Aster
  • Though the dissolve has become part of film punctuation it can still shock or seduce the viewer.
  • After a few months in dreary England, Alfred Tayler went to the Empire Exhibition and was seduced by the thought of farming in Southern Rhodesia. On Doris Lessing « Tales from the Reading Room
  • Ge 3: 16, woman's "subjection" is represented as the consequence of her being deceived. being deceived -- The oldest manuscripts read the compound Greek verb for the simple, "Having been seduced by deceit": implying how completely Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible
  • The priest and his concubine retire; the guest soon seduces the girl with the promise of the sheepskin in payment.
  • The bloodhounds, known as the seducer, the libertine, the procurer, are upon her track; she is trembling on the frightful brink of the abyss. Searchlights on Health The Science of Eugenics
  • The situations were the predictable ones, showing young boys (but sometimes men) seduced by women in a form of authority - governesses, nursemaids, nurses, schoolteachers, stepmothers.
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