What does ensnare mean?

Definitions for ensnare
ɛnˈsnɛəren·snare

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. ensnare, entrap, frame, set upverb

    take or catch as if in a snare or trap

    "I was set up!"; "The innocent man was framed by the police"

  2. trap, entrap, snare, ensnare, trammelverb

    catch in or as if in a trap

    "The men trap foxes"

Wiktionary

  1. ensnareverb

    To entrap; to catch in a snare or trap.

  2. ensnareverb

    To entangle; to enmesh.

ChatGPT

  1. ensnare

    To ensnare means to trap or catch someone or something in a carefully planned way. This can be done physically, as in a trap for catching animals, or figuratively, for instance by using manipulative tactics or deceit to catch someone in a lie or compromising situation.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Ensnareverb

    to catch in a snare. See Insnare

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Ensnare

    en-snār′, Insnare, in-, v.t. to catch in a snare: to entrap: to entangle.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of ensnare in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of ensnare in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of ensnare in a Sentence

  1. June Jordan:

    Our children will not survive our habits of thinking, our failures of the spirit, our wreck of the universe into which we bring new life as blithely as we do. Mostly, our children will resemble our own misery and spite and anger, because we give them no choice about it. In the name of motherhood and fatherhood and education and good manners, we threaten and suffocate and bind and ensnare and bribe and trick children into wholesale emulation of our ways.

  2. David Cameron:

    – Hillary Clinton tweet Friday. ] Back at you - Time looks at how controversy over Indiana’s law could ensnare leading Democrats like President Obama, Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and New York Senator Chuck Schumer, who previously supported bills with similar effects years ago. POWER PLAY : BLACKBURN FIGHTS NEW INTERNET REGS Hello, Internet ! So who is in charge of you ? The Obama administration is pushing through a plan to regulate the Internet like it does telephones, with rules for fees, requirements for carriers and new fees. Could that also mean the government would have control over the content ? Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn has taken up the charge to fight the move. The Tennessee Republican joins ChrisStirewalt to discuss what’s at stake for the consumer and the legislative steps she’s taking to stop the FCC. WATCH HERE. DO N’T YOU WISH OUR CAMPAIGNS WERE 38 DAYS LONG ? Sky News :.

  3. Gandolfo - (RJ Intindola):

    Not all who betray feel guilt and remorse. They often proclaim the betrayed deserved the punishment for past actions. A rationalization intended to ensnare the ignorant and offer warrant. Remember. The betrayer was either attempting to gain something for themselves, or to inflict pain upon you; or both.

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