- 1Attract (someone) to a belief or into a course of action that is inadvisable or foolhardy: they should not be seduced into thinking that their success ruled out the possibility of a relapseMore example sentences
- He was seduced into politics and fell victim to the hubristic notion that he, and he alone, could once again be France's saviour.
- Nonetheless, we are easily seduced into thinking popularisation of such a subject is, by definition, a bad thing.
- Particularly notable, Zimbardo said, is that people are seduced into evil by dehumanizing and labeling others.
- 1.1Entice into sexual activity: a lawyer had seduced a female clientMore example sentences
persuade someone to have sexual intercourse, take away someone's innocence; rape, violate, debauch; lead astray, corrupt, deprave• informal bed, pop someone's cherry, tumble• euphemistic have one's (wicked) way with, take advantage of• archaic dishonour, ruin
- In every romance, every relationship, one is seduced.
- I heard a rumor, freshman year, that he once tried to seduce every single female teacher in the school.
- The girl had never so easily seduced a man.
- 1.2Attract powerfully: the melody seduces the ear with warm string tonesMore example sentences
- The delicate layers of percussion, viola, double bass, trumpet and flugelhorn soothe and seduce the ears, but it's Williams' tender vocals that lull the listener into submission.
- Olson is an electrifying performer, who seduces her audiences with wit and energy.
- What he doesn't do is seduce the audience with his nihilistic charm.
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- Dr Wright is currently working on an interdisciplinary approach to the legendary Spanish seducer, Don Juan.
- The supreme court affirmed the lower court's judgment against the seducer.
- According to American author Robert Greene, there are 10 different types of seducer.
late 15th century (originally in the sense 'persuade (someone) to abandon their duty'): from Latin seducere, from se- 'away, apart' + ducere 'to lead'.