To seduce is to lure or entice, particularly away from obligations or proper behavior. A gorgeous day could seduce you from doing your homework.

Seduce means something close to attract, beguile, tempt, and mislead. The word often has romantic overtones, but it doesn't have to: a clever criminal could seduce someone into a life of crime. When you're being seduced, it implies you're being tricked a little bit, often into something that's enticing but not so good.

Definitions of seduce

v 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”
Type of:
entice, lure, tempt
provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion

v induce to have sex

“Harry finally seduced Sally”
Type of:
cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm

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