ensnare

  • 1 Ensnare — En*snare , v. t. To catch in a snare. See {Insnare}. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 ensnare — I verb allure, ambuscade, ambush, apprehend, bait, bamboozle, beguile, bilk, bluff, capere, capture, catch, catch unprepared, cheat, cozen, deceive, decoy, defraud, delude, dupe, enmesh, entangle, entice, entrap, fool, gull, hoax, hoodwink, hook …

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  • 3 ensnare — 1570s, from EN (Cf. en ) (1) make, put in + SNARE (Cf. snare). Related: Ensnared; ensnaring …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 ensnare — snare, entrap, trap, bag, *catch, capture Analogous words: *lure, entice, inveigle, decoy …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 5 ensnare — [v] trap bag*, bat eyes at*, capture, catch, cheat, come on, deceive, decoy, embroil, enmesh, entangle, entice, entrap, hook, inveigle, lure, mislead, net, rope in, snag, snare, snarl, suck in*, tangle, trick; concepts 59,90 Ant. free, let go,… …

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  • 6 ensnare — ► VERB ▪ catch in or as in a trap. DERIVATIVES ensnarement noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 7 ensnare — [en sner′, insner′] vt. ensnared, ensnaring to catch in or as in a snare; trap ensnarement n …

    English World dictionary

  • 8 ensnare — [[t]ɪnsne͟ə(r)[/t]] ensnares, ensnaring, ensnared 1) VERB If you ensnare someone, you gain power over them, especially by using dishonest or deceitful methods. [V n] Feminism is simply another device to ensnare women... [V ed] We find ourselves… …

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  • 9 ensnare — UK [ɪnˈsneə(r)] / US [ɪnˈsner] verb [transitive] Word forms ensnare : present tense I/you/we/they ensnare he/she/it ensnares present participle ensnaring past tense ensnared past participle ensnared formal 1) if a bad situation ensnares someone,… …

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  • 10 ensnare — ensnarement, n. ensnarer, n. ensnaringly, adv. /en snair /, v.t., ensnared, ensnaring. to capture in, or involve as in, a snare: to be ensnared by lies; to ensnare birds. Also, insnare. [1585 95; EN 1 + SNARE1] Syn. entrap, entangle, enmesh. Ant …

    Universalium

  • 11 ensnare — en|snare [ınˈsneə US ˈsner] v [T] 1.) formal to trap someone in an unpleasant or illegal situation, from which they cannot escape ensnare in ▪ Young girls were ensnared in prostitution rings. 2.) to catch an animal in a trap …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 ensnare — verb the larvae construct pits to ensnare their prey Syn: capture, catch, trap, entrap, snare, net; entangle, embroil, enmesh …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 13 ensnare — transitive verb Date: 1576 to take in or as if in a snare Synonyms: see catch …

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  • 14 ensnare — verb a) To entrap; to catch in a snare or trap. When we were asked to what one should apply the name “what is not”, we were ensnared in total paradox. Remember? b) To entangle; to enmesh. See Also …

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  • 15 ensnare — Synonyms and related words: allure, bag, bait, bait the hook, birdlime, blandish, cajole, capture, catch, catch out, catch up, coax, decoy, draw, draw in, draw on, enmesh, ensnarl, entangle, entice, entoil, entrap, enweb, flirt, flirt with, foul …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 16 ensnare — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. [en]trap, catch, net, bag; entangle, ensnarl, entoil (archaic); bait, decoy; seduce, entice. See deception. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. entrap, trap, snare, capture; see catch 1 , 2 , entangle . III… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 17 ensnare — en|snare [ ın sner ] verb transitive FORMAL if a bad situation ensnares someone, they are unable to escape from it a. to trick someone in an unpleasant way and get control of them …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 ensnare — en·snare || ɪn sneÉ™ v. catch in a trap, lure, snare, net, entangle …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 19 ensnare — beswican …

    English to the Old English

  • 20 ensnare — verb catch in or as in a trap. Derivatives ensnarement noun …

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