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Definition 1: something used to lure fish or other animals into danger so they can be trapped or killed - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for decoy in the sense of this definition

(decoy is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is a kind of decoy ) bait consisting of chopped fish and fish oils that are dumped overboard to attract fish

(... is a kind of decoy ) (angling) any bright artificial bait consisting of plastic or metal mounted with hooks and trimmed with feathers

(... is a kind of decoy ) bait scattered on the water to attract fish

(... is a kind of decoy ) a dummy pigeon used to decoy others

(... is part of decoy) a device in which something (usually an animal) can be caught and penned

Definition 2: a beguiler who leads someone into danger (usually as part of a plot) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for decoy in the sense of this definition

(decoy is a kind of ...) a person who joins with another in carrying out some plan (especially an unethical or illegal plan)

(decoy is a kind of ...) someone who leads you to believe something that is not true

(... is a kind of decoy ) a decoy who lures customers into a gambling establishment (especially one with a fixed game)

(... is a kind of decoy ) a decoy who acts as an enthusiastic customer in order to stimulate the participation of others

(decoy is a kind of ...) provoke someone to do something through (often false or exaggerated) promises or persuasion

"He lured me into temptation"

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