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Synonyms for decoy

Synonyms for decoy

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

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

lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy

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The old gentleman could not be decoyed outside of his grounds at night.
Felicity and Cecily went into the house and Sara Ray and the Story Girl went home, but Peter decoyed me into the granary to ask advice.
"We now went directly to the gaming-table, where Mr Watson, to my surprize, pulled out a large sum of money and placed it before him, as did many others; all of them, no doubt, considering their own heaps as so many decoy birds, which were to intice and draw over the heaps of their neighbours.
In a town, he thought every second person a decoy, and every third house a place in which seamen would be drugged and murdered.
What was it - madness, a nightmare, or a trap into which he had been decoyed with fiendish artfulness?
He was terrified at the rapidity with which he had been involved in such dangers - decoyed into it.
Or else decoyed. Even as I have been decoyed into this awful, this death-haunted command.
It hasn't any beginning, nor any middle, but there will be a thrilling ending, something like this: let me see; joy, boy, toy, ahoy, decoy, alloy:--
One morning as he was hobbling through the streets he met his old enemy prowling to see if she could find anyone to decoy. He went up to her and, imitating the voice of a woman, he said, "Do you happen to have a pair of scales you could lend me?
The scientists say similar decoys can be tailor-made for other insect pests closely related to the apple maggot fly.
The wooden decoys are Masons, made in their factory in Detroit, Michigan.
The therapeutic approach involves modifying human platelets to create "decoys" that are still capable of binding to some cells but will not aggregate or carry out the other normal platelet functions, including chemical signalling associated with the clotting process.
The urge of novice waterfowlers is to discharge every decoy in the bag with little calculation as to why and when decoys are effective.
And over the past few years, many hunters have begun using turkey decoys. Bird hunters regularly employ such fakes, in combination with calling, because their sharp-eyed quarry can be notoriously hard to coax into lethal range of a thimbleful of pellets.
Full-sized, three-dimensional decoys like those offered by companies like Dave Smith Decoys, Primos, and Flambeau are definitely the most realistic.