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Synonyms for decoy
ˈdi kɔɪ, dɪˈkɔɪ; dɪˈkɔɪ, ˈdi kɔɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. decoy, steerer(noun)

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

    helmsman, steerer, steersman, lure, bait

  2. bait, decoy, lure(verb)

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

    hook, steerer, sweetener, lure, bait, come-on, enticement

  3. decoy(verb)

    lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. decoy

    To allure is to draw as with a lure by some charm or some prospect of pleasure or advantage. We may attract others to a certain thing without intent; as, the good unconsciously attract others to virtue. We may allure either to that which is evil or to that which is good and noble, by purpose and endeavor, as in the familiar line, "Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way," Goldsmith Deserted Village, l. 170. Lure is rather more akin to the physical nature. It is the word we would use of drawing on an animal. Coax expresses the attraction of the person, not of the thing. A man may be coaxed to that which is by no means alluring. Cajole and decoy carry the idea of deceiving and ensnaring. To inveigle is to lead one blindly in. To tempt is to endeavor to lead one wrong; to seduce is to succeed in winning one from good to ill. Win may be used in either a bad or a good sense, in which latter it surpasses the highest sense of allure, because it succeeds in that which allure attempts; as, "He that winneth souls is wise," Prov. xi, 30.

    allure, attract, cajole, captivate, coax, draw, entice, inveigle, lure, seduce, tempt, win

    chill, damp, deter, dissuade, drive away, repel, warn

    Allure to a course; allure by hopes; allure from evil to good.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. decoy

    allure, entice, ensnare, entrap, seduce, mislead, inveigle, lure, tempt

    guide, instruct, warn, conduct, disabuse, extricate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. decoy(v. a.)

    allure, lure, entice, inveigle, seduce, tempt, entrap, ensnare

  2. decoy(n.)

    lure, allurement

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. decoy(n)

    lure, enticement, magnet, allurement

  2. decoy(v)

    entice, lure, allure, ensnare, entrap

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "decoy":

    lure, bait, ringer, understudy, liner, lining, delusion, illusion, snare

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How to use decoy in a sentence?

  1. Randy Credico:

    I am a decoy, the patsy to divert attention, or Roger Stone just didn't have one( an intermediary) and Roger Stone ego was too big to admit that.

  2. Goethe:

    Every bird has its decoy, and every man is led and misled in his own peculiar way.

  3. Ziv Mador:

    They will be challenged by the fact that (some) hackers are so sophisticated they might detect decoy servers or fake data.

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Translations for decoy

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  • примамка, изкуствена птицаBulgarian
  • návnadaCzech
  • Lockvogel, ködern, Köder, lockenGerman
  • δόλωμα, δελεάζω, κράχτηςGreek
  • señuelo, carnadaSpanish
  • houkutin, houkutuslintuFinnish
  • appât, leurre, piégerFrench
  • प्रलोभनHindi
  • richiamo, zimbello, escaItalian
  • おとり, 好餌Japanese
  • hunuhunu, tīmoriMāori
  • afleiding, lokvogelDutch
  • приманка, манок, подсадная утка, приманивать, приманить, наживкаRussian
  • мамац, mamacSerbo-Croatian
  • decoySwedish
  • فیصلہUrdu
  • bätaböd, bätadökVolapük

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