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English noun: disguise

1. disguise (attribute) an outward semblance that misrepresents the true nature of something

SamplesThe theatrical notion of disguise is always associated with catastrophe in his stories.


Broader (hypernym)color, colour, gloss, semblance

2. disguise (artifact) any attire that modifies the appearance in order to conceal the wearer's identity

Broader (hypernym)attire, dress, garb

Narrower (hyponym)fancy dress, mask, masquerade, masquerade costume

3. disguise (act) the act of concealing the identity of something by modifying its appearance

SamplesHe is a master of disguise.


Broader (hypernym)concealing, concealment, hiding

English verb: disguise

1. disguise (perception) make unrecognizable

SamplesThe herb masks the garlic taste.
We disguised our faces before robbing the bank.

ExamplesThey disguise themselves


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)conceal, hide

Narrower (hyponym)camouflage, cloak, dissemble, dissimulate, mask, masquerade

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