Variant of seduce
transitive verbseduced, seducing
- 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 Classical Latin to lead aside ; from se-, apart (see secede) + ducere, to lead: see duct