verb (used with object), se·duced, se·duc·ing.
Origin of seduce
Examples from the Web for seduce
“Precisely to seduce you…so you are kind to me,” says Castro.
Before long, their husbands were too busy trying to seduce their wives to keep up clashes.Ukrainian Women’s Lysistrata Moment: Sex Strike Against Russian Men|Lizzie Crocker|March 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Innuendo: Two “punishers” strip down and start to seduce Theon as part of the mindgames enacted by his captor.‘Game of Thrones’: Sex, Starks, and Nudity by the Numbers|Anna Klassen|June 10, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Their extreme objectification is never hidden, and they often seduce and distract the suave spy.From Honey Ryder to Pussy Galore, the Evolution of the James Bond Girl|Anna Klassen|October 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The mysteries raised in this reflection lack the sexiness to seduce news anchors or political campaigners.Leslie H. Gelb on the Mysteries of the Middle East Riots|Leslie H. Gelb|September 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
No bribe could seduce—no threat divert Mr. Adams from the path of duty.Sages and Heroes of the American Revolution|L. Carroll Judson
By their feline and gentle manners they can seduce and charm persons they have an interest in cheating, whenever they please.The Gold-Seekers|Gustave Aimard
Puritanism kept up its Don Quixote battle against May-poles until there was hardly one standing to seduce the people to idolatry.The Beginners of a Nation|Edward Eggleston.
Are you not afraid that the others will hear of him, and seduce him by some tempting offer?One Of Them|Charles James Lever
She did not hesitate even to tell him of her success in an attempt to befool and seduce Eutyches the denunciator.Herodias|Gustave Flaubert
Word Origin for seduce
1520s, "to persuade a vassal, etc., to desert his allegiance or service," from Latin seducere "lead away, lead astray," from se- "aside, away" (see secret (n.)) + ducere "to lead" (see duke (n.)). Sexual sense, now the prevailing one, is attested from 1550s and apparently was not in Latin. Originally "entice (a woman) to a surrender of chastity." Related: Seduced; seducing.
Replaced Middle English seduisen (late 15c.), from Middle French séduire "seduce," from Old French suduire "to corrupt, seduce," from Latin subducere "draw away, withdraw, remove," from sub- "from under, further" (see sub-) + ducere "to lead" (see duke).