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Wiktionary

Up to date as of January 15, 2010

Definition from Wiktionary, a free dictionary

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English

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Etymology

Borrowed from Latin seducere (to lead apart or astray), from se- (aside, away, astray) + ducere (to lead); see duct. Cf. adduce, conduce, deduce, etc.

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to seduce

Third person singular
seduces

Simple past
seduced

Past participle
seduced

Present participle
seducing

to seduce (third-person singular simple present seduces, present participle seducing, simple past and past participle seduced)

  1. To beguile or lure someone away from duty, accepted principles, or proper conduct. To lead astray.
  2. To entice or induce someone to engage in a sexual relationship
  3. To win over or attract someone

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Translations

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External links

  • seduce in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
  • seduce in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911

Anagrams


Italian

Verb

seduce

  1. third-person singular indicative present of sedurre

Romanian

Etymology

Latin seducere

Pronunciation

  • IPA: [seˈduʧe]

Verb

a seduce 3rd conj.

  1. (transitive) to seduce

Conjugation


Spanish

Verb

seduce (infinitive: seducir)

  1. informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of seducir.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of seducir.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of seducir.

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