disguise

  • 1 disguise — vb Disguise, cloak, mask, dissemble, camouflage are comparable when meaning to assume a dress, an ap pearance, or an expression that conceals one s identity, intention, or true feeling. Disguise, which basically implies an alteration in one s… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 2 Disguise — Dis*guise (?; 232), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disguised}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Disguising}.] [OE. desguisen, disgisen, degisen, OF. desguisier, F. d[ e]guiser; pref. des (L. dis ) + guise. See {Guise}.] 1. To change the guise or appearance of; especially …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Disguise — Dis*guise , n. 1. A dress or exterior put on for purposes of concealment or of deception; as, persons doing unlawful acts in disguise are subject to heavy penalties. [1913 Webster] There is no passion which steals into the heart more… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 disguise — [dis gīz′] vt. disguised, disguising [ME disgisen < OFr desguiser, to change costume: see DIS & GUISE] 1. to make appear, sound, etc. different from usual so as to be unrecognizable [to disguise one s voice] 2. to hide or obscure the existence …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 disguise — [n] covering, makeup for deception beard, blind, camouflage, charade, cloak, color, coloring, concealment, costume, counterfeit, cover up, dissimulation, dress, facade, face, faking, false front*, fig leaf*, front*, get up, guise, illusion, make… …

    New thesaurus

  • 6 disguise — I noun artifice, camouflage, caricature, cloak, concealment counterfeit, cover, covering, deception, deceptive covering, dissimulation, facade, faking, false appearance, false colors, false copy, false front, guise, hiding, imitation, mask,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 disguise — verb is spelt ise, not ize. See ise …

    Modern English usage

  • 8 disguise — ► VERB 1) alter in appearance or nature so as to conceal the identity of. 2) hide the nature or existence of (a feeling or situation). ► NOUN ▪ a means of disguising one s identity. ORIGIN Old French desguisier …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 disguise — dis|guise1 [dısˈgaız] v [T] [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: desguiser, from guise appearance ] 1.) to change someone s appearance so that people cannot recognize them disguise yourself as sb/sth ▪ Maybe you could disguise yourself as a… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 10 disguise — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun ADJECTIVE ▪ clever, good ▪ thin ▪ State regulation often served as a thin disguise for corruption. VERB + DISGUISE ▪ adopt …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 11 disguise — I UK [dɪsˈɡaɪz] / US verb [transitive] Word forms disguise : present tense I/you/we/they disguise he/she/it disguises present participle disguising past tense disguised past participle disguised * 1) to hide something such as your feelings or… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 disguise — 1 verb (T) 1 to change someone s appearance so that they look like someone else and people cannot recognize them: disguise yourself as: Maybe you could disguise yourself as a waiter and sneak in there. | be disguised as: He escaped across the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 disguise — dis|guise1 [ dıs gaız ] verb transitive * 1. ) to hide something such as your feelings or intentions: He didn t disguise his bitterness about what had happened. a thinly disguised attempt to embarrass the prime minister 2. ) often passive to make …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 disguise — I n. 1) to assume a disguise 2) to shed, throw off a disguise 3) a clever disguise 4) in disguise II v. 1) thinly disguised 2) (D; tr.) to disguise as (he was disguised as a waiter) * * * [dɪs gaɪz] throw off a disguise a clever disguise …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 15 Disguise — For other uses, see Disguise (disambiguation). Buster Keaton using his tie as a disguise …

    Wikipedia

  • 16 disguise — 01. Police believe the same bank robber is using different [disguises] in his hold ups around town. 02. The men who stole paintings worth over $1 million from the museum were apparently [disguised] as security guards. 03. It only took my son… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 17 disguise — [[t]dɪsga͟ɪz[/t]] disguises, disguising, disguised 1) N VAR: oft in N If you are in disguise, you are not wearing your usual clothes or you have altered your appearance in other ways, so that people will not recognize you. You ll have to travel… …

    English dictionary

  • 18 disguise — I. transitive verb (disguised; disguising) Etymology: Middle English disgisen, from Anglo French desguiser, deguiser, from des dis + guise guise Date: 14th century 1. a. to change the customary dress or appearance of b. to furnish with a false… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 disguise — disguisable, adj. disguisedly, adv. disguisedness, n. disguiser, n. disguisement, n. /dis guyz , di skuyz /, v., disguised, disguising, n. v.t. 1. to change the appearance or guise of so as to conceal identity or mislead, as by means of deceptive …

    Universalium

  • 20 disguise — {{11}}disguise (n.) c.1400, strange style of dress (especially one meant to deceive), from DISGUISE (Cf. disguise) (v.). {{12}}disguise (v.) c.1300, from O.Fr. desguiser (11c.) disguise, change one s appearance, from des away, off (see DIS (Cf.… …

    Etymology dictionary


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