ensnare

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to gain control of or an advantage over by or as if by trapping

Synonyms for ensnare

take or catch as if in a snare or trap

catch in or as if in a trap

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She strove to ensnare him with comfort and would not see that comfort meant nothing to him.
She walks delicately, not on the solid earth, but hovers over the heads of men to make them stumble or to ensnare them.
Charlie alone failed to catch his shy bird, and the oftener she escaped the more determined he was to ensnare her.
A man like Barbicane would not dodge with his enemy, or ensnare him, would not even maneuver
Somehow or other, by dint of pushing and pulling, they did attain the street at last; where Miss Miggs, all blowzed with the exertion of getting there, and with her sobs and tears, sat down upon her property to rest and grieve, until she could ensnare some other youth to help her home.
Convinced by several months' experience that the affectation of virtues she did not possess was unavailing to ensnare me--aware that I had read her real nature, and would believe nothing of the character she gave out as being hers--she had determined, at last, to try a new key, and see if the lock of my heart would yield to that; a little audacity, a word of truth, a glimpse of the real.
A plot partly organized by her own brother to profit from a gambler's notions regarding her albinism soon ensnares her.