Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
- (UK) IPA(key): /dɪsˈɡaɪz/, /dɪzˈɡaɪz/
- General American IPA(key): /dɪˈskaɪz/
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- Hyphenation: dis‧guise
- Rhymes: -aɪz
disguise (plural disguises)
- Attire (e.g. clothing, makeup) used to hide one's identity or assume another.
- That cape and mask complete his disguise.
- (figuratively) The appearance of something on the outside which masks what's beneath.
- The act of disguising, notably as a ploy
- Any disguise may expose soldiers to be deemed enemy spies.
attire to hide/assume an identity
that which masks what's beneath
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- (transitive) To change the appearance of (a person or thing) so as to hide, or to assume an identity.
- Spies often disguise themselves.
- Bunyan was forced to disguise himself as a wagoner.
- (transitive) To avoid giving away or revealing (something secret); to hide by a false appearance.
- He disguised his true intentions.
- (archaic) To affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate.
- I have just left the right worshipful, and his myrmidons, about a sneaker or five gallons; the whole magistracy was pretty well disguised before I gave them the ship.
to change the appearance
to prevent revealing something secret