1. [syn: seduce, score, make]
2. lure or entice away from duty, principles, or proper conduct;
- Example: "She was seduced by the temptation of easy money and started to work in a massage parlor"
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
For me, the gold of France did not seduce. --Shak.
2. Specifically, to induce to engage in sexual intercourse.
Syn: To allure; entice; tempt; attract; mislead; decoy;
inveigle. See Allure.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: induce to have sex; "Harry finally seduced Sally"; "Did you
score last night?"; "Harry made Sally" [syn: seduce,
2: lure or entice away from duty, principles, or proper conduct;
"She was seduced by the temptation of easy money and started
to work in a massage parlor"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
71 Moby Thesaurus words for "seduce":
abuse, allure, attract, bait, bait the hook, becharm, beguile,
betray, bewitch, blandish, cajole, captivate, carry away, charm,
coax, corrupt, debauch, deceive, decoy, defile, deflower, degrade,
delude, despoil, dishonor, draw, draw in, draw on, enamor, endear,
enrapture, enslave, ensnare, entice, entrance, entrap, fascinate,
flirt, flirt with, force, give the come-on, hold in thrall,
infatuate, inflame with love, inveigle, lead astray, lead on, lure,
mislead, offer bait to, overpower, overwhelm, pervert, rape,
ravage, ravish, rope in, ruin, soil, suck in, sully, sweet-talk,
tantalize, tease, tempt, train, trap, undo, vamp, violate, woo