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Definition of "disguise" []

  • To modify the manner or appearance of in order to prevent recognition. (verb-transitive)
  • To furnish with a disguise. (verb-transitive)
  • To conceal or obscure by dissemblance or false show; misrepresent: disguise one's true intentions. (verb-transitive)
  • The act or an instance of disguising. (noun)
  • The condition of being disguised. (noun)
  • To modify the appearance or manner in order to conceal the identity of (oneself, someone, or something) (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To misrepresent in order to obscure the actual nature or meaning (verb)
  • A mask, costume, or manner that disguises (noun)
  • The act of disguising or the state of being disguised (noun)

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Use "disguise" in a sentence
  • "That animals are only human beings in disguise is an axiom in the fairy tales."
  • "Mousa fled in disguise from the palace of Boursa; traversed the Propontis in an open boat; wandered over the Walachian and Servian hills; and after some vain attempts, ascended the throne of Adrianople, so recently stained with the blood of Soliman."
  • "Jerusalem, as search is made for a malefactor in disguise, that is harboured by his accomplices."