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The man forget not, though in rags he lies, and know the mortal through a crown's disguise.
Mark Akenside

Meaning of "disguise" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD DISGUISE

From Old French desguisier, from des-dis-1 + guise manner.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF DISGUISE

disguise  [dɪsˈɡaɪz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DISGUISE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Disguise is a verb and can also act as a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb disguise in English.

WHAT DOES DISGUISE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

disguise

Disguise

A disguise can be anything which conceals or changes a person's physical appearance, including a wig, glasses, makeup, costume or other ways. Camouflage is a type of disguise for people, animals and objects. Hats, glasses, change in hair style or wigs, plastic surgery, and make-up are also used. Disguises can be used by, but not limited to, criminals and by secret agents seeking to avoid identification. A person working for an agency trying to get information might go 'undercover' to get information without being recognised by the public; a well-known person or celebrity may go 'incognito' in order to avoid unwelcome press attention. In comic books and films disguises are used by superheroes and in science fiction by aliens. Dressing up in costumes is a Halloween tradition.

Definition of disguise in the English dictionary

The first definition of disguise in the dictionary is to modify the appearance or manner in order to conceal the identity of. Other definition of disguise is to misrepresent in order to obscure the actual nature or meaning. Disguise is also a mask, costume, or manner that disguises.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO DISGUISE

PRESENT

Present
I disguise
you disguise
he/she/it disguises
we disguise
you disguise
they disguise
Present continuous
I am disguising
you are disguising
he/she/it is disguising
we are disguising
you are disguising
they are disguising
Present perfect
I have disguised
you have disguised
he/she/it has disguised
we have disguised
you have disguised
they have disguised
Present perfect continuous
I have been disguising
you have been disguising
he/she/it has been disguising
we have been disguising
you have been disguising
they have been disguising
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I disguised
you disguised
he/she/it disguised
we disguised
you disguised
they disguised
Past continuous
I was disguising
you were disguising
he/she/it was disguising
we were disguising
you were disguising
they were disguising
Past perfect
I had disguised
you had disguised
he/she/it had disguised
we had disguised
you had disguised
they had disguised
Past perfect continuous
I had been disguising
you had been disguising
he/she/it had been disguising
we had been disguising
you had been disguising
they had been disguising
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will disguise
you will disguise
he/she/it will disguise
we will disguise
you will disguise
they will disguise
Future continuous
I will be disguising
you will be disguising
he/she/it will be disguising
we will be disguising
you will be disguising
they will be disguising
Future perfect
I will have disguised
you will have disguised
he/she/it will have disguised
we will have disguised
you will have disguised
they will have disguised
Future perfect continuous
I will have been disguising
you will have been disguising
he/she/it will have been disguising
we will have been disguising
you will have been disguising
they will have been disguising
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would disguise
you would disguise
he/she/it would disguise
we would disguise
you would disguise
they would disguise
Conditional continuous
I would be disguising
you would be disguising
he/she/it would be disguising
we would be disguising
you would be disguising
they would be disguising
Conditional perfect
I would have disguise
you would have disguise
he/she/it would have disguise
we would have disguise
you would have disguise
they would have disguise
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been disguising
you would have been disguising
he/she/it would have been disguising
we would have been disguising
you would have been disguising
they would have been disguising
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you disguise
we let´s disguise
you disguise
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to disguise
Past participle
disguised
Present Participle
disguising
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DISGUISE


aguise
əˈɡaɪz
aguize
əˈɡaɪz
epiloguise
ˈepɪləˌɡaɪz
epiloguize
ˈɛpɪləˌɡaɪz
guise
ɡaɪz
monologuise
ˈmɒnələˌɡaɪz
monologuize
ˈmɒnələˌɡaɪz
monophthongise
ˈmɒnəfθɒŋˌɡaɪz
monophthongize
ˈmɒnəfθɒŋˌɡaɪz
prologize
ˈprəʊlɒˌɡaɪz
prologuise
ˈprəʊlɒˌɡaɪz
prologuize
ˈprəʊlɒˌɡaɪz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DISGUISE

disgruntled
disgruntlement
disguisable
disguised
disguisedly
disguisedness
disguiseless
disguisement
disguiser
disguisings
disgust
disgusted
disgustedly
disgustedness
disgustful
disgustfully
disgustfulness
disgusting
disgustingly
disgustingness

WORDS THAT END LIKE DISGUISE

booze cruise
bruise
cataloguise
colloquise
cruise
debruise
epuise
Marie Louise
marquise
pleasure cruise
soliloquise
somniloquise
ventriloquise

Synonyms and antonyms of disguise in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «DISGUISE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «disguise» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of disguise

Translation of «disguise» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DISGUISE

Find out the translation of disguise to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of disguise from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «disguise» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

掩饰
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

disfrazar
570 millions of speakers

English

disguise
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

भेस
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَتَنَكَّرُ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

переодевать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

disfarçar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ছদ্মবেশ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

se déguiser
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menyamar
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

unkenntlich machen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

変装する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

위장하다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Nyamarake
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cải trang
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

உருமாற்றிக்கொள்வான்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

भेदभाव
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

gizlemek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

mascherarsi
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przebrać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

маскуватися
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a deghiza
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μεταμφιέζομαι
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verbloem
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

förkläda
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

forkle
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of disguise

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DISGUISE»

The term «disguise» is very widely used and occupies the 20.838 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DISGUISE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «disguise» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «disguise» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about disguise

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10 QUOTES WITH «DISGUISE»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word disguise.
1
Mark Akenside
The man forget not, though in rags he lies, and know the mortal through a crown's disguise.
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Margaret Atwood
Another belief of mine; that everyone else my age is an adult, whereas I am merely in disguise.
3
Ashley Bell
I got into acting for the chance to be many different people and many different characters. I love hiding in a role and doing the research. If there is an opportunity to change my body, I will change my body. I'll slip in and disguise myself in a role. That is a really big treat for me.
4
Craig Brown
Like the firm handshake and looking people straight in the eye, the blazer had originally been a symbol of trust. Because of this, it had been purloined by the less-than-trustworthy and became their preferred disguise.
5
Bryan Callen
My dad's idea of punishment was to dress me up in all green to disguise me as grass, and then throw me in the pasture. Cows bit me all over.
6
Alex Campbell
We, in our Province, are beginning to realize and appreciate that our slowness in keeping up with our North American neighbours may well have been a blessing in disguise.
7
Jane Welsh Carlyle
I have lived so long among people who do not understand me, been so long accustomed to refrain and disguise myself for fear of being laughed at, that I have grown as difficult to come at as a snail in a shell; and what is worse, I cannot come out of my shell when I wish it.
8
Anne Carson
Maybe I could have been good as a drawer if I had done it as much as I did writing, but it's more scary to draw. It's more revealing. You can't disguise yourself in drawing.
9
Vincent Cassel
The minute your parents die, you stop fighting them. I realized the more I changed my face for films, the more I looked like him. I always liked to disguise myself because I was trying to run away from his image. But all that is not worth it.
10
Judy Chicago
With my early work I got eviscerated by my male professors, and so you learned to disguise your impulses, as many women have done. And that's definitely changed.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DISGUISE»

Discover the use of disguise in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to disguise and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Master of Disguise: My Secret Life in the CIA
From the author of Argo comes an unforgettable behind-the-scenes story of espionage in action.
Antonio J. Mendez, 2009
2
Dork in Disguise
Starting middle school in a new town, brainy Jerry Flack changes his image from "dork" to "cool kid," only to discover that he'd rather be himself.
Carol Gorman, 2000
3
Disguise on the Early Modern English Stage
In this study, Hyland examines various conceptual and practical issues that provide a background to theatrical disguise and goes on to consider a range of plays under three broad headings: moral issues, social issues, and aesthetic issues.
Professor Peter Hyland, 2013
4
Blessings in Disguise
The second book in an exciting and inspiring new series from national bestselling author ReShonda Tate Billingsley They share a precious gift.
ReShonda Tate Billingsley, 2007
5
Allergies Disease in Disguise: How to Heal Your Allergic ...
Fatigue, irritability, body aching, digestive problems and other vague ailments are typical of allergy. Allergies: Disease in Disguise is the first book ever to explain how to achieve complete and permanent recovery.
Carolee Bateson-Koch, 2003
6
Masquerade and Gender: Disguise and Female Identity in ...
An exceptionally well-written and fascinating study. This book should make an important contribution to the growing field of feminist work on the eighteenth century.
Catherine Craft-Fairchild, 2005
7
Terminal Sedation: Euthanasia in Disguise?
The intention behind this anthology is to continue and deepen this discussion. The anthology starts off with a chapter where an influential article from the 1990s has been reprinted.
Torbjörn Tännsjö, 2004
8
Shame and Guilt: The Masters of Disguise
Argues that shame and guilt are the main causes of dysfunctional families, describes the characteristics of adults shamed in childhood, and offers advice on developing feelings of self-worth
Jane Middelton-Moz, 1990
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Buildings in Disguise: Architecture That Looks Like Animals, ...
Traces the history of mimetic architecture which dots the American landscape, from the oldest functioning example, Lucy the Elephant, to the newest, a beagle named Sweet Willy--all meant to grab the gazer's attention.
Joan Marie Arbogast, 2004
10
To Mesopotamia and Kurdistan in Disguise
Personal and intimate, this traveler's tale turns a Western eye on the mysteries of the Middle East.
Ely Banister Soane, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DISGUISE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term disguise is used in the context of the following news items.
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2016 Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet spotted with less disguise | Autocar
The forthcoming Mercedes S-Class Cabriolet has been spotted testing, having shed some of its disguise. The car is set to be launched towards ... «Autocar, Jul 15»
2
Transformers Robots in Disguise Mini Titans Sighted at US Retail
Robots in Disguise 6" Titan Guardians were spotted at US retail today at the Family Dollar in Houma, LA by none other than yours truly. «seibertron.com, Jul 15»
3
McFarlane could be blessing in disguise for Barclays' investment bank
There was an inevitability about Antony Jenkins' departure from Barclays. From the moment John McFarlane was appointed chairman last ... «Financial News, Jul 15»
4
Video Review - Transformers Robots in Disguise Deployer Drift with …
After Hasbro Transformers: Robots in Disguise Deployer Fracture, fellow Seibertronian chuckdawg1999 offers us a video review of the category ... «seibertron.com, Jul 15»
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jul 8, 2015 master of disguise arrested in crawford county - myMOinfo
A report says Bourbon police were called to a commuter lot near I-44 and witnessed the suspect, 37-year-old Michael Alvin White of Steelville, ... «My Moinfo, Jul 15»
6
Heinz reckons broken leg will prove a blessing in disguise for …
Heinz reckons broken leg will prove a blessing in disguise for Gloucester as he targets England. By The Citizen | Posted: July 08, 2015. By Mike Brown ... «Gloucester Citizen, Jul 15»
7
Netanyahu 'smuggled' to hospital in disguise | www.jewishvoicesnj …
Netanyahu 'smuggled' to hospital in disguise. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was “smuggled” to medical appointments in ... «Jewish Community Voice, Jul 15»
8
Nick Kyrgios's pantomime Wimbledon antics cannot disguise a rare …
Nick Kyrgios's pantomime Wimbledon antics cannot disguise a rare talent. Owen Gibson. Australian bad boy, who wears his heart on his sleeve ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
9
High-performance Mercedes AMG GT spied with less disguise
Mercedes recently said "something fast is coming" and it appears it could be the road-going version of the AMG GT3 as our spies have caught ... «WorldCarFans.com, Jul 15»
10
Armed gang in disguise hit Canal Walk
Cape Town - Armed criminals disguised as contract workers robbed the Woolworths store in Canal Walk on Monday. According to police the ... «Independent Online, Jul 15»

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