Seduce

Se*duce"

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Seduced (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Seducing (?).] [L. seducere, seductum; pref. se- aside + ducere to lead. See Duke.] 1. To draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty in any manner; to entice to evil; to lead astray; to tempt and lead to iniquity; to corrupt.
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For me, the gold of France did not seduce.
Shak.
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2. Specifically, to induce to engage in sexual intercourse.
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Syn. -- To allure; entice; tempt; attract; mislead; decoy; inveigle. See Allure.
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