KJV Dictionary Definition: seduce


SEDU'CE, v. t. L. 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.

Tim. 4.

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.


SEDU'CIBLE, a. Capable of being drawn aside from the path of rectitude; corruptible.


SEDU'CING, ppr. Enticing from the path of virtue or chastity.