- seduce used 3 times.
- seduced used 3 times.
- seducers used once.
- seduceth used once.
- seducing used once.
- Bible Reference: Proverbs 12:26
- Included in Eastons: No
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
- H8582 Used 1 time
SEDU'CE, v. t. [Latin seduco; se, from, and duco, to lead.]
1. To draw aside or entice from the path of rectitude and duty in any manner, by flattery,
promises, bribes or otherwise; to tempt and lead to iniquity; to corrupt; to deprave.
Me the gold of France did not seduce. Shak.
In the latter times, some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits.
2. To entice to a surrender of chastity. He that can seduce a female is base enough to betray her.
1. The act of seducing; seduction.
2. The means employed to seduce; the arts of flattery, falsehood and deception.
1. One that seduces; one that by temptation or arts, entices another to depart from the path of rectitude and duty; pre-eminently, one that by flattery, promises or falsehood, persuades a female to surrender her chastity. The seducer of a female is little less criminal than the murderer.
2. That which leads astray; that which entices to evil.
He whose firm faith no reason could remove,
Will mest before that soft seducer, love. Dryden.