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seduce

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
  1. verb
    lure or entice away from duty, principles, or proper conduct
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    type of:
    entice, lure, tempt
    provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion
  2. verb
    induce to have sex
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    type of:
    persuade
    cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm
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