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disguise

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verb dis·guise \də-ˈskīz, dis-ˈgīz also diz-\

Definition of disguise

disguised

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disguising

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to change the customary dress (see 2dress 1) or appearance of disguised herself in a wig and glassesb :  to furnish with a false appearance or an assumed (see assume 3) identity disguised as a beggar

  3. 2 obsolete :  disfigure

  4. 3 :  to obscure the existence or true state or character of :  conceal unable to disguise his true feelings

disguisedly

play \-ˈgīz(-ə)d-lē, -ˈkīz(-ə)d-\ adverb

disguisement

play \-ˈgīz-mənt, -ˈkīz-\ noun

disguiser

noun

Examples of disguise in a sentence

  1. He tried to disguise his voice on the phone but I could tell it was him.

  2. She disguised herself in a wig and glasses.

  3. We disguised the fact that we were disappointed.

Origin and Etymology of disguise

Middle English disgisen, from Anglo-French desguiser, deguiser, from des- dis- + guise guise


First Known Use: 14th century

Synonym Discussion of disguise

disguise, cloak, mask mean to alter the dress or appearance of so as to conceal the identity or true nature. disguise implies a change in appearance or behavior that misleads by presenting a different apparent identity disguised herself as a peasant. cloak suggests a means of hiding a movement or an intention cloaked their maneuvers in secrecy. mask suggests some often obvious means of hiding or disguising something smiling to mask his discontent.

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disguise

noun dis·guise

Definition of disguise

  1. 1 :  apparel assumed to conceal one's identity or counterfeit another's The bank robber was wearing a disguise.

  2. 2 :  the act of disguising

  3. 3a :  form misrepresenting the true nature of something blessings in disguiseb :  an artificial manner :  pretense threw off all disguise

Examples of disguise in a sentence

  1. He wore a disguise of glasses, a fake mustache, and a cap.

  2. The famous thief is known to be a master of disguise.

Origin and Etymology of disguise

see 1disguise


First Known Use: 14th century



DISGUISE Defined for English Language Learners

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disguise

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verb dis·guise \də-ˈskīz, dis-ˈgīz also diz-\

Definition of disguise for English Language Learners

  • : to change the usual appearance, sound, taste, etc., of (someone or something) so that people will not recognize that person or thing

  • : to hide (something) so that it will not be seen or noticed


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disguise

noun dis·guise

Definition of disguise for English Language Learners

  • : clothes or other things that you wear so that people will not recognize you

  • : the act of changing your appearance so that people will not recognize you


DISGUISE Defined for Kids

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disguise

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verb dis·guise \də-ˈskīz, dis-ˈgīz\

Definition of disguise for Students

disguised

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disguising

  1. 1 :  to change the looks or sound of to avoid being recognized He disguised his voice on the phone.

  2. 2 :  to keep from revealing She disguised her true feelings.


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disguise

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noun dis·guise

Definition of disguise for Students

  1. 1 :  clothing worn to avoid being recognized

  2. 2 :  an outward appearance that hides what something really is a blessing in disguise



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