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decoy

noun

1 decoy

A beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot).

synonym: steerer.

Roget 548: deceiver etc. (deceive) etc. 545; dissembler, hypocrite; sophist, Pharisee, Jesuit, Mawworm, Pecksniff, Joseph Surface, Tartufe, ... show more

Dutch: lokvogel, roepvogel, roervogel



2 decoy

Something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed.

synonyms: bait, lure.

Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency; ... show more

Roget 615: motive, springs of action, wellsprings of action.    reason, ground, call, principle; by end, by purpose; mainspring, primum mobile [Lat.], keystone; the why and the wherefore; ... show more

Dutch: aas, afleiding, eendenkooi, lokaas, lokmiddel, lokspijs, lokvogel, voer

verb

1 decoy

Lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy.


Moby thesaurus: Dionaea, agent provocateur, allure, allurement, attract, attraction, bait, bait the hook, baited trap, birdlime, blandish, booby trap, by-bidder, cajole, capper, catch, catch out, charm, chicane, chicanery ... show more.

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