seduce (one) (away) from (someone or something)

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seduce (one) (away) from (someone or something)

To lead, attract, or entice one away from some person, thing, or place. She was seduced from her strict moral code by the promise of political power. I know it's a cliché, but I can't help feeling nervous that Tom's secretary is going to seduce him away from me. The promise of untold riches in the dangerous land seduced many reckless adventurers away from their homes.
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seduce someone from something

to lure someone away from something. The crooked agent seduced Jerry from his usual honest behavior. Frank was seduced from his proper ways by the offer of money.
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Perhaps some of the viewers may be seduced away from football -- who knows.
By the end, audience must almost feel they have been through the traumas that will inevitably be suffered by all parties when a middle-aged man is seduced away from his wife by a much younger woman.
When we're seduced away from our best interests by consumerist values or blind loyalty to friends, life has a way of closing off options.
People said he had gone to Berlin with his girlfriend, or that he had been seduced away from his girlfriend by a girl who looked like Coco Chanel and was famous for seducing men with girlfriends, or that he had moved back to the Midwest to work on his novel.
Children are seduced away from the printed word by the brain-deadening lure of computer games, the internet and social media.
"The poem is perhaps one of conscience, how we, as outsiders and witnesses to different kinds of conflicts, can be seduced away from the seriousness of a situation by the surface appearance of things.
However, Tommy's been seduced away from the Jaffes by their rival French Existential Detective, Caterine (Isabelle Huppert) who posits a nihilist individualism.
He is seduced away from his comfortable lifestyle in a southern town by the prospect of power and influence at the highest level.
Bouchard was seduced out of the federalist Progressive Conservative government, the man chosen to lead the new separatist federal party the Bloc Quebecois in 1990, and was later seduced away from federal politics to become prime minister of Quebec.
I suspect that Cohen got seduced away from acknowledging her critical siblings because of the autobiographical component of her work.
Barthes understood all too well that biographers can easily be seduced away from slippery, unfashionable objectivity.
The British government is playing dog-whistle politics again: it expects the target audience, those who are being seduced away from their Conservative roots by the anti-immigrant UKIP Party, to understand that it really wants to drown the refugees, not save them.
He might have reached the commanding heights of the legal profession had he not been seduced away from it by his love of rugby.