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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.


Synonymscamouflage


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.


Synonymscamouflage


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


Synonymsmask


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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