en·trap /in-'trap/ vt en·trapped, en·trap·ping: to cause (a person) to commit a crime by means of undue persuasion, encouragement, or fraud in order to later prosecutepolice entrap him into violating the literal terms of a criminal statute — W. R. LaFave and A. W. Scott, Jr.
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam-Webster. 1996.
allure, bait, beckon, befool, beguile, bring unawares into danger, bring unawares into evil, capere, catch, catch by artifice, deceive, decoy, draw as by a lure, draw by artful inducements, draw in, dupe, enmesh, ensnare, entangle, entice, fool, hold out allurement, hold out temptation, inlicere, inretire, inveigle, lay a snare for, lay a trap for, lead astray, lead by inducement, lead into danger by artifice, lead into temptation, lead on, lure, lure into a compromising act, set a snare for, set a trap for, snare, take in, tempt, trap, trip up
associated concepts: predisposition to commit a crime
ambush, bait (lure), betray (lead astray), deceive, dupe, ensnare, inveigle, mislead, trap
Burton's Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006
v.To catch someone in a trap; particularly, to induce someone to commit a crime in order to arrest him or her.n.entrapment
The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney Blackwell. 2008.