What is another word for disguise?

Synonyms for disguise
dɪsˈgaɪz, dɪˈskaɪzdis·guise

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  1. disguisenoun

    camouflage, pretense, mask, cloak, hide, guise

  2. disguiseverb

    To change the appearance of (a person or thing) so as to hide, or to assume an identity.

    Spies often disguise themselves.

    mask, hide, cloak, pretense, camouflage, guise

  3. disguisenoun

    The appearance of something on the outside which masks what's beneath.

    He disguised his true intentions.

    mask, hide, cloak, pretense, camouflage, guise

  4. disguisenoun

    The act of disguising, notably as a ploy

    Any disguise may expose soldiers to be deemed enemy spies

    camouflage, pretense, guise, mask

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. disguise

    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.

    bury, cloak, conceal, cover, dissemble, entomb, hide, inter, mask, overwhelm, screen, secrete, suppress, veil

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. disguise, camouflagenoun

    an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something

    "the theatrical notion of disguise is always associated with catastrophe in his stories"

    camo, camouflage

  2. disguisenoun

    any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity


  3. disguise, camouflageverb

    the act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance

    "he is a master of disguise"

    camo, camouflage

  4. disguise, maskverb

    make unrecognizable

    "The herb masks the garlic taste"; "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank"

    cloak, dissemble, mask, block out

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Editors Contribution

  1. cloaking

    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  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. disguiseverb

    conceal (by dress or outward appearance), cloak, veil, shroud, muffle, mask, hide, dissemble

  2. disguisenoun

    mask, cover, counterfeit dress

  3. disguisenoun

    false appearance, counterfeit show

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. disguisenoun

    mask, blind, cloak, masquerade

  2. disguiseverb

    mask, dissemble, dissimulate, cloak, shroud, masquerade

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "disguise":

    conceal, hide, costume, camouflage, mask, get-up, obscure, outfit, getup, guise

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How to use disguise in a sentence?

  1. Haniel Long:

    Our deeds disguise us. People need endless time to try on their deeds, until each knows the proper deeds for him to do. But every day, every hour, rushes by. There is no time.

  2. Bill Gross:

    Japan for years has doubled down on its Quantitative Easing and Mario Draghi's statement of several years past, 'Whatever it takes' - is a Martingale promise in disguise.

  3. Mujtaba Rahman:

    The big cost of Brexit for the EU is that it has distracted time, attention and political capital from addressing the real substantive challenges that the EU itself faces, brexit was a team-building exercise where the EU could demonstrate how united they were. But it was really something of a cover to disguise how little they agree on the bigger challenges facing the continent.

  4. Henry Hon:

    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.


    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.

Translations for disguise

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  • تمويهArabic
  • дегизиране, маскирам, прикривам, маскиранеBulgarian
  • převlekCzech
  • Tarnung, verstellen, VerkleidungGerman
  • pantalla, tapadera, disfraz, disfrazarSpanish
  • naamiointi, valepuku, peittää, naamioitua, salata, naamioida, valeasuFinnish
  • déguisement, déguiserFrench
  • הסווהHebrew
  • भेषHindi
  • álca, álruha, álcázHungarian
  • velizarIdo
  • 変装Japanese
  • преправа, затскрива, прикрива, престоруваMacedonian
  • verbergen, verhullen, maskeren, vermomming, momDutch
  • forkledningNorwegian
  • disfarçar, disfarce, esconderPortuguese
  • deghiza, mascare, deghizare, mascaRomanian
  • замаскироваться, скрыть, маскировка, скрывать, маскироватьсяRussian
  • மறைக்கTamil
  • 伪装Chinese

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