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Synonyms for obfuscate
ˈɒb fəˌskeɪt, ɒbˈfʌs keɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. obfuscate(verb)

    make obscure or unclear

    clear up, clarify, elucidate


  1. obfuscate(verb)

    To make dark; overshadow

    overshadow, darken, eclipse

  2. obfuscate(verb)

    To deliberately make more confusing in order to conceal the truth.

    Before leaving the scene, the murderer set a fire to obfuscate any evidence of his or her identity.

    obscure, confuse, muddle

    explain, simplify

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. obfuscate(v. a.)

    darken, cloud, obscure

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "obfuscate":

    confuse, obscure

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How to use obfuscate in a sentence?

  1. Karoun Demirjian:

    Many of the Democrats think he was shilling for the President, and are going to challenge him basically on, did you tell us lies intentionally, to obfuscate what was in the report ? The tone that is set clearly has implications for the subpoena battle, but it also has implications for everything else that goes through DOJ, which is a massive portfolio of issues, if there's no trust between the attorney general and the Hill this early on, that's a problem for a while to come.

  2. Donald Trump:

    Hillary should spend more time producing her illegally hidden emails and less time trying to obfuscate a statement by me that is totally clear and obviously very much accepted by the public as true.

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Translations for obfuscate

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  • обърквам, смущавамBulgarian
  • verdunkeln, verfinstern, verschleiern, obfuskierenGerman
  • ofuscarSpanish
  • varjostaa, peittää, pimentääFinnish
  • obscurcirFrench
  • elsötétít, elhomályosít, összezavarHungarian
  • ottenebrare, offuscareItalian
  • לְעַרְפֵּלHebrew
  • 難読化するJapanese
  • verduisterenDutch
  • obfuskere, forkludre, forvirre, formørke, overskygge, tåkelegge, BeskyttNorwegian
  • zaciemniać, zaciemnićPolish
  • ofuscarPortuguese
  • confunda, încurca, întuneca, umbri, zăpăciRomanian
  • запутывать, сбить с толку, затемнять, запутать, затемнить, сбивать с толкуRussian
  • замрљати, sàkriti, zatamniti, са̀крити, zamrljatiSerbo-Croatian
  • 混淆Chinese

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