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Synonyms for cloak
kloʊk

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cloak(noun)

    anything that covers or conceals

  2. cloak(verb)

    a loose outer garment

  3. dissemble, cloak, mask(verb)

    hide under a false appearance

    "He masked his disappointment"

    Synonyms:
    act, feign, affect, pretend, dissemble, disguise, drape, block out, sham, robe, mask, clothe

  4. clothe, cloak, drape, robe(verb)

    cover as if with clothing

    "the mountain was clothed in tropical trees"

    Synonyms:
    tog, robe, garment, adorn, apparel, dissemble, clothe, invest, mask, vest, drape, habilitate, garb, dress, fit out, enclothe, raiment

  5. cloak(verb)

    cover with or as if with a cloak

    "cloaked monks"

    Synonyms:
    drape, dissemble, robe, mask, clothe

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cloak

    Hide is the general term, including all the rest, signifying to put out of sight or beyond ready observation or approach; a thing may be hidden by intention, by accident, or by the imperfection of the faculties of the one from whom it is hidden; in their games, children hide the slipper, or hide themselves from each other; a man unconsciously hides a picture from another by standing before it, or hides a thing from himself by laying something else over it. Even an unconscious object may hide another; as, a cloud hides the sun, or a building hides some part of the prospect by intervening between it and the observer's position. As an act of persons, to conceal is always intentional; one may hide his face in anger, grief, or abstraction; he conceals his face when he fears recognition. A house is hidden by foliage; the bird's nest is artfully concealed. Secrete is a stronger word than conceal, and is used chiefly of such material objects as may be separated from the person, or from their ordinary surroundings, and put in unlooked-for places; a man conceals a scar on his face, but does not secrete it; a thief secretes stolen goods; an officer may also be said to secrete himself to watch the thief. A thing is covered by putting something over or around it, whether by accident or design; it is screened by putting something before it, always with some purpose of protection from observation, inconvenience, attack, censure, etc. In the figurative use, a person may hide honorable feelings; he conceals an evil or hostile intent. Anything which is effectually covered and hidden under any mass or accumulation is buried. Money is buried in the ground; a body is buried in the sea; a paper is buried under other documents. Whatever is buried is hidden or concealed; but there are many ways of hiding or concealing a thing without burying it. So a person may be covered with wraps, and not buried under them. Bury may be used of any object, entomb and inter only of a dead body. Figuratively, one may be said to be buried in business, in study, etc. Compare IMMERSE; PALLIATE.

    Synonyms:
    bury, conceal, cover, disguise, dissemble, entomb, hide, inter, mask, overwhelm, screen, secrete, suppress, veil

    Antonyms:
    admit, advertise, avow, betray, confess, disclose, discover, disinter, divulge, exhibit, exhume, expose, lay bare, lay open, make known, reveal, manifest, promulgate, publish, raise, show, tell, uncover, unmask, unveil

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. cloak

    Synonyms:
    conceal, disguise, mask, veil, hide, cover, palliate, screen, mitigate, extenuate

    Antonyms:
    exhibit, propound, promulge, portray, aggravate, expose, demonstrate, reveal

Editors Contribution

  1. camouflage

    a thing that hides or covers sb/sth

    they left under the cloak of darkness

    Submitted by rinat on August 11, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. cloak(n.)

    Synonyms:
    mantle

  2. cloak(n.)

    Synonyms:
    mask, veil, cover, blind

  3. cloak(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    mask, hide, veil, cover

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. cloak(n)

    Synonyms:
    mantle, coat, capuchin, dolman, palladium, pelisse, pretext, blind, mask

  2. cloak(v)

    Synonyms:
    conceal, mask, hide, veil, disguise

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    cape, coat, obscuration, mantle, tablecloth, guise, tux, robe, veil, pretext

How to pronounce cloak?

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Veena
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How to say cloak in sign language?

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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How to use cloak in a sentence?

  1. Christian Baldauf:

    Who can understand that a rejected asylum seeker who has been tried several times for various violent crimes cannot be deported, but the same man manages to travel back to his home country in a cloak and dagger operation?

  2. Albert Einstein:

    He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable patriotism, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.

  3. Bernard Mandeville:

    Ashamed of the many frailties they feel within, all men endeavor to hide themselves, their ugly nakedness, from each other, and wrapping up the true motives of their hearts in the specious cloak of sociableness, and their concern for the public good, they are in hopes of concealing their filthy appetites and the deformity of their desires.

  4. Alamos CEO John McCluskey:

    It is a very cynical thing to say, but I believe that this whole attack is essentially just an environmental cloak that is being put over what is really a deep political agenda, what I've never experienced in the past is where there has been very deliberate misinformation about this project that is being published in an effort to get very rapidly a very emotive social media response.

  5. Cometan:

    Let philosophy be the light shining through the cloak of darkness that presently covers the world.


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