Synonyms of 'stratagem'
a clever plan to deceive an enemya competitive stratagem to secure customer loyalty
That was a really mean trick.
a quick money-making scheme
manoeuvres to block the electoral process
She met her creditors to propose a plan for making repayments.
a plot to overthrow the government
His actions are obviously a device to buy time.
the plots and intrigues in the novel
It was probably just a dodge to stop you going away.
a cynical marketing ploy
This was a ruse to divide them.
the artifice and illusion of sleight-of-hand card tricks
Most people can see right through that type of subterfuge.
a tiny feint or lunge to one side
His tactic to press on paid off.
They said the plan was no more than a clever political gambit.
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in the sense of artifice
a clever trickthe artifice and illusion of sleight-of-hand card tricks
in the sense of device
a scheme or planHis actions are obviously a device to buy time.
in the sense of dodge
a cunning and deceitful trickIt was probably just a dodge to stop you going away.
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Thesaurus for stratagem from the Collins English Thesaurus