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strat·a·gem

 (străt′ə-jəm)
n.
1. A scheme or maneuver designed to achieve an objective, as in surprising an enemy or deceiving someone. See Synonyms at wile.
2. The devising or execution of such schemes or maneuvers: "This devious, insinuating creature, whose every word and movement seemed part of the spinning of some invisible net of stratagem" (Richard Adams).

[Middle English, from Old French stratageme, from Old Italian stratagemma, from Latin stratēgēma, from Greek, from stratēgein, to be a general, from stratēgos, general : stratos, army; see ster- in Indo-European roots + agein, to lead; see ag- in Indo-European roots.]
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stratagem

(ˈstrætədʒəm)
n
a plan or trick, esp one to deceive an enemy
[C15: ultimately from Greek stratēgos a general, from stratos an army + agein to lead]
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strat•a•gem

(ˈstræt ə dʒəm)

n.
1. a scheme or trick for surprising or deceiving an enemy.
2. any artifice or ruse devised to attain a goal or gain an advantage.
[1480–90; (< Middle French stratageme) < Italian stratagemma war ruse < Latin stratēgēma < Greek stratḗgēma instance of generalship, derivative of stratēgeîn to be in command, derivative of stratēgós military commander (see strategy)]
syn: See trick.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.stratagem - a maneuver in a game or conversation
tactical maneuver, tactical manoeuvre, maneuver, manoeuvre - a move made to gain a tactical end
2.stratagem - an elaborate or deceitful scheme contrived to deceive or evade; "his testimony was just a contrivance to throw us off the track"
scheme, strategy - an elaborate and systematic plan of action
plant - something planted secretly for discovery by another; "the police used a plant to trick the thieves"; "he claimed that the evidence against him was a plant"
pump-and-dump scheme - an illegal scheme for making money by manipulating stock prices; the schemer persuades other people to buy the stock and then sells it himself as soon as the price of the stock rises
wangle, wangling - an instance of accomplishing something by scheming or trickery
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stratagem

noun trick, scheme, manoeuvre, plan, plot, device, intrigue, dodge, ploy, ruse, artifice, subterfuge, feint, wile a competitive stratagem to secure customer loyalty
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stratagem

noun
1. A method of deploying troops and equipment in combat:
2. An indirect, usually cunning means of gaining an end:
Informal: shenanigan, take-in.
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Translations
خُدْعَه حَرْبِيَّه
lesttrik
kneb
KriegslistListStratagemaStrategem
juonipetossalajuoni
hadicsel
kænsku-/herbragî
kara viltībatriksviltība
krigslistlist

stratagem

[ˈstrætɪdʒəm] Nestratagema f
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stratagem

[ˈstrætədʒəm] nstratagème m
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stratagem

n (Mil) → Kriegslist f; (= artifice)List f
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stratagem

[ˈstrætɪdʒəm] nstratagemma m
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stratagem

(ˈstrӕtədʒəm) noun
a trick or plan.
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