What is another word for obfuscate?

Synonyms for obfuscate
ˈɒb fəˌskeɪt, ɒbˈfʌs keɪtob·fus·cate

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Wiktionary3.0 / 1 vote

  1. obfuscateverb

    To make dark; overshadow

    overshadow, darken, eclipse

  2. obfuscateverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 1 vote

  1. obfuscateverb

    make obscure or unclear

    clear up, clarify, elucidate

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Editors Contribution0.0 / 0 votes

  1. jargonizeverb

    make something less clear

    legal documents often obfuscate the intention of the document by using too much legal terminology.

    Submitted by jane.e.tuckwell on August 23, 2021  

Dictionary of English Synonymes4.0 / 1 vote

  1. obfuscateverb

    darken, cloud, obscure

PPDB, the paraphrase database3.5 / 2 votes

  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.

  3. Adam Kinzinger:

    I mean, there is civil, there is criminal referrals that can happen if they refuse, refusing a subpoena from congress is a crime. We aren't out to try to hang this around anybody's neck. We want answers, the problem is when Adam Kinzinger start seeing people resist, and people obfuscate, Adam Kinzinger have to look at that and go why are they doing that if they have nothing to hide ? We have a lot of people coming and talking to us voluntarily. We'll get to the bottom of it. We want to do it quickly, efficiently and thoroughly.

Translations for obfuscate

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  • обърквам, смущавамBulgarian
  • verfinstern, verschleiern, verdunkeln, obfuskierenGerman
  • ofuscarSpanish
  • peittää, pimentää, varjostaaFinnish
  • obscurcirFrench
  • összezavar, elhomályosít, elsötétítHungarian
  • offuscare, ottenebrareItalian
  • לְעַרְפֵּלHebrew
  • 難読化するJapanese
  • verduisterenDutch
  • tåkelegge, overskygge, formørke, Beskytt, forvirre, forkludre, obfuskereNorwegian
  • zaciemniać, zaciemnićPolish
  • ofuscarPortuguese
  • zăpăci, umbri, întuneca, încurca, confundaRomanian
  • сбивать с толку, запутывать, сбить с толку, затемнять, запутать, затемнитьRussian
  • zatamniti, zamrljati, са̀крити, замрљати, sàkritiSerbo-Croatian
  • 混淆Chinese

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