Seduction meaning

sĭ-dŭkshən
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The act of seducing.

Seduction is the fine art of manipulating people based on physical attraction and desire.

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Something that seduces or has the qualities to seduce; an enticement.
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The act of seducing or the state of being seduced.
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Something that seduces.
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(dated, law, in English common law) The felony of, as a man, inducing a previously chaste unmarried female to engage in sexual intercourse on a promise of marriage.
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Origin of seduction

  • Latin sēductiō sēductiōn- from sēductus past participle of sēdūcere to lead astray sē- apart s(w)e- in Indo-European roots dūcere to lead deuk- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin se- + ducere

    From Wiktionary