transitive verb-·duced′, -·duc′ing
- to persuade to do something disloyal, disobedient, etc.
- to persuade or tempt to evil or wrongdoing; lead astray
- to persuade (someone) to engage, esp. for the first time, in illicit or unsanctioned sexual intercourse
- to entice
Origin of seduceMiddle English seduisen from Ecclesiastical Late Latin seducere, to mislead, seduce from L, to lead aside from se-, apart (see secede) + ducere, to lead: see duct