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disguise

dis·guise

disguise

 
 
pronunciation:
dihs gaIz
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: disguised, disguises, disguising
definition 1: to change or hide the features of, in order to prevent recognition.
As an undercover police officer, he sometimes disguised himself as a homeless man.The celebrity disguised herself with a wig and dark glasses.
synonyms:
mask
similar words:
camouflage, cloak, veil
definition 2: to cover or conceal, in order to present a false appearance or impression.
He disguised his true motives.She could no longer disguise her feelings of contempt.They disguised the stain on the wall by hanging a picture over it.
synonyms:
camouflage, conceal, dissemble, hide, mask, veil
antonyms:
expose, reveal, show
similar words:
cloak, cover, falsify, feign, gloss, muffle, shroud, varnish
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: something worn, such as a costume, mask, or the like, to conceal one's identity.
No one recognized her until she completely removed her disguise.
synonyms:
costume
similar words:
camouflage, cloak, cover, getup, incognito, mask, masquerade, veil
definition 2: the act of disguising or state of being disguised.
Everyone is coming to the party in disguise, so you have to get a mask and a costume.
synonyms:
camouflage, concealment, pretense
similar words:
blind, cover-up, deception, guise, masquerade, pose
definition 3: a method of concealing something.
Anger at others is sometimes a disguise for shame or hurt feelings.
derivations: disguisable (adj.), disguised (adj.), disguisedly (adv.), disguiser (n.)