Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun decoy

2 senses of decoy

Sense 1
decoy, steerer -- (a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot))
       => deceiver, cheat, cheater, trickster, beguiler, slicker -- (someone who leads you to believe something that is not true)
       => accomplice, confederate -- (a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan))

Sense 2
bait, decoy, lure -- (something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed)
       => device -- (an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb decoy

1 sense of decoy

Sense 1
decoy -- (lure or entrap with or as if with a decoy)
       => entice, lure, tempt -- (provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion; "He lured me into temptation")

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