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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: seducere 'to lead away', from ducere 'to lead'

seduce

verb
     
seā€§duce [transitive]
1 to persuade someone to have sex with you, especially in a way that is attractive and not too direct:
The head lecturer was sacked for seducing female students.
Are you trying to seduce me?
2 [often passive] to make someone want to do something by making it seem very attractive or interesting to them:
I was young and seduced by New York.
seduce somebody into doing something
Leaders are people who can seduce other people into sharing their dream.

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