seduce etymology

English word seduce comes from Latin duco (I draw, pull. I lead, guide. I prolong. I think, consider.), Latin se- (Separately, astray. Without.)

Detailed word origin of seduce

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
duco Latin (lat) I draw, pull. I lead, guide. I prolong. I think, consider.
se- Latin (lat) Separately, astray. Without.
seduco Latin (lat) I lead astray. I seduce.
séduire French (fra) To lure. To seduce.
seduce English (eng) (by extension, transitive, euphemistic) To have sexual intercourse with.. (transitive) To beguile or lure (someone) away from duty, accepted principles, or proper conduct; to lead astray.. (transitive) To entice or induce (someone) to engage in a sexual relationship.. (transitive) To win over or attract.

Words with the same origin as seduce

Descendants of duco
abduction conduct conductor conduit deduction douche duct duke educate educated education educational induce intro introduce introduction produce product production productive reduce reduction reproduction seduction
Descendants of se-
absolute assurance assure dissolve reassure resolve secret secretary secretive secure security select selection separate separation sever severance sober sol solution solve sure