To change the appearance of (a person or thing) so as to hide, or to assume an identity.
Spies often disguise themselves.
To prevent giving away or revealing (something secret).
He disguised his true intentions.
The act of disguising, notably as a ploy
Any disguise may expose soldiers to be deemed enemy spies
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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.
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
an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something
"the theatrical notion of disguise is always associated with catastrophe in his stories"
any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity
the act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance
"he is a master of disguise"
"The herb masks the garlic taste"; "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank"
to cover or conceal something with a cloak or with something that acts like a cloak.
''he cloaked himself so no one could see him'' ''the mountains were cloaked with a mysterious mist''Submitted by rosiesusan.kirk on June 15, 2020
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How to use disguise in a sentence?
Genius is perseverence in disguise.
Hard times in life are inevitable, and almost everyone has to go through the rough patches at least once in lifetime. Sometimes those hard times can be real blessings in disguise, for they reveal who your true friends are. The hard times enable you to recognize and appreciate your true friends who stand by your side even during the challenging difficult times, when your fair weather friends disown you and walk away from you. Perhaps God sends those tough times your way, so that your life stream gets rid of the dirt and stones, in my view, and the pure clean stream begins to flow smoothly once again.
Good nonsense is good sense in disguise.
A happiness that comes attached to an if or something else is sadness in disguise, choose to be happy and you will be happy whether poor or rich, small or big.
The number of Christians increased dramatically in China after public Christian meetings were banned and believers started meeting from house to house in their homes. It was a blessing in disguise; forcing believers to meet in homes brought boldness to believers, and advanced the spread of the gospel.
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- дегизиране, маскирам, маскиране, прикривамBulgarian
- Verkleidung, verstellen, TarnungGerman
- disfraz, tapadera, pantalla, disfrazarSpanish
- salata, naamioida, peittää, valepuku, naamioitua, valeasu, naamiointiFinnish
- déguiser, déguisementFrench
- álruha, álcáz, álcaHungarian
- прикрива, престорува, затскрива, преправаMacedonian
- mom, verbergen, verhullen, maskeren, vermommingDutch
- disfarce, disfarçar, esconderPortuguese
- deghizare, mascare, masca, deghizaRomanian
- скрыть, маскировка, замаскироваться, маскироваться, скрыватьRussian
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