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To obfuscate the reconstruction of the effect - when a magician is fooled by another magician doing magic. In my career that's not been the major passion, but it's been the passion of a number of my mentors. The crowning achievement for them would be to create magic good enough to fool other magicians.
Ricky Jay

Meaning of "obfuscate" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD OBFUSCATE

From Latin ob- (intensive) + fuscāre to blacken, from fuscus dark.
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PRONUNCIATION OF OBFUSCATE

obfuscate  [ˈɒbfʌsˌkeɪt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF OBFUSCATE

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Obfuscate is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb obfuscate in English.

WHAT DOES OBFUSCATE MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Obfuscation

Obfuscation is the hiding of intended meaning in communication, making communication confusing, willfully ambiguous, and harder to interpret.. The word comes from Latin obfuscatio, from obfuscāre, from ob and fuscāre, from fuscus.

Definition of obfuscate in the English dictionary

The definition of obfuscate in the dictionary is to obscure or darken. Other definition of obfuscate is to perplex or bewilder.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO OBFUSCATE

PRESENT

Present
I obfuscate
you obfuscate
he/she/it obfuscates
we obfuscate
you obfuscate
they obfuscate
Present continuous
I am obfuscating
you are obfuscating
he/she/it is obfuscating
we are obfuscating
you are obfuscating
they are obfuscating
Present perfect
I have obfuscated
you have obfuscated
he/she/it has obfuscated
we have obfuscated
you have obfuscated
they have obfuscated
Present perfect continuous
I have been obfuscating
you have been obfuscating
he/she/it has been obfuscating
we have been obfuscating
you have been obfuscating
they have been obfuscating
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 obfuscated
you obfuscated
he/she/it obfuscated
we obfuscated
you obfuscated
they obfuscated
Past continuous
I was obfuscating
you were obfuscating
he/she/it was obfuscating
we were obfuscating
you were obfuscating
they were obfuscating
Past perfect
I had obfuscated
you had obfuscated
he/she/it had obfuscated
we had obfuscated
you had obfuscated
they had obfuscated
Past perfect continuous
I had been obfuscating
you had been obfuscating
he/she/it had been obfuscating
we had been obfuscating
you had been obfuscating
they had been obfuscating
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

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

CONDITIONAL

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

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you obfuscate
we let´s obfuscate
you obfuscate
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to obfuscate
Past participle
obfuscated
Present Participle
obfuscating
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 OBFUSCATE


abdicate
ˈæbdɪˌkeɪt
advocate
ˈædvəˌkeɪt
allocate
ˈæləˌkeɪt
authenticate
ɔːˈθɛntɪˌkeɪt
communicate
kəˈmjuːnɪˌkeɪt
complicate
ˈkɒmplɪˌkeɪt
dedicate
ˈdɛdɪˌkeɪt
demarcate
ˈdiːmɑːˌkeɪt
domesticate
dəˈmɛstɪˌkeɪt
educate
ˈɛdjʊˌkeɪt
eradicate
ɪˈrædɪˌkeɪt
fabricate
ˈfæbrɪˌkeɪt
implicate
ˈɪmplɪˌkeɪt
indicate
ˈɪndɪˌkeɪt
intoxicate
ɪnˈtɒksɪˌkeɪt
invocate
ˈɪnvəˌkeɪt
lubricate
ˈluːbrɪˌkeɪt
predicate
ˈprɛdɪˌkeɪt
replicate
ˈrɛplɪˌkeɪt
suffocate
ˈsʌfəˌkeɪt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE OBFUSCATE

obese
obesely
obeseness
obesity
obesogenic
obey
obeyable
obeyer
obfuscation
obfuscatory
obi
obiism
obiit
obit
obital
obiter
obiter dicta
obiter dictum
obitual
obituaries

WORDS THAT END LIKE OBFUSCATE

aguacate
birth certificate
cate
certificate
confiscate
coruscate
delicate
duplicate
expiscate
infuscate
intricate
lemniscate
locate
meniscate
relocate
silicate
syndicate
triplicate
truncate
vacate

Synonyms and antonyms of obfuscate in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «OBFUSCATE»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «obfuscate» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of obfuscate
befog · blur · cloud · conceal · confuse · cover · darken · disguise · hide · obscure · screen · veil

Translation of «obfuscate» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF OBFUSCATE

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

Translator English - Chinese

混淆
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ofuscar
570 millions of speakers

English

obfuscate
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

अंधेरा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تعتم
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

скрыть
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ofuscar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বিভ্রান্ত করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

obscurcir
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Obfuscate
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

vernebeln
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

難読化する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

당황
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Obfuscate
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

làm mờ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தெளிவற்றதாக்கக்கூடியது
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

अस्पष्ट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

karartmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

confondere
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

zaciemniać
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

сховати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

eclipsa
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

θολώνω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

verduisteren
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

fördunkla
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

obfuscate
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of obfuscate

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «OBFUSCATE»

The term «obfuscate» is regularly used and occupies the 103.092 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «OBFUSCATE» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «obfuscate» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «obfuscate» 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 obfuscate

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QUOTES WITH «OBFUSCATE»

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Ricky Jay
To obfuscate the reconstruction of the effect - when a magician is fooled by another magician doing magic. In my career that's not been the major passion, but it's been the passion of a number of my mentors. The crowning achievement for them would be to create magic good enough to fool other magicians.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «OBFUSCATE»

Discover the use of obfuscate in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to obfuscate and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Vampire: The Requiem For Dummies
Obfuscate. Vampires are creatures of stealth. From hiding minute objects to the ability to appear as someone else to the power to fade from sight entirely, the Discipline of Obfuscate grants the Kindred uncanny powers of concealment, stealth, ...
Justin Achilli, Ken Cliffe, 2007
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The Release 12 Primer - Shining a Light on the Release 12 World
Obfuscate,. Obfuscate,. Obfuscate! To obfuscate means to confuse, bewilder or otherwise mask what is real. Each company needs to go through the exercise of identifying all data that is sensitive to them and then understand where that data ...
Barbara Matthews, John Stouffer, Karen Brownfield, 2008
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Detection of Intrusions and Malware, and Vulnerability ...
<function-definition> <declaration-specifier> <obfuscate-specifier> <obfuscate- list> <obfuscate-property> ::= {<declaration-specifier>}*<declarator>{<declaration >}*<compound-statement> ::= <storage-specifier> <ob fuse ate-speci fie r> ...
Ulrich Flegel, Danilo Bruschi, 2009
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Pathology and Law: A Practical Guide for the Pathologist
When S2 receives this obfuscate support counts, it aggregates its own obfuscate support counts (270, 209 and 207} with the receiving support counts. Since each site shares the same candidate itemset, this aggregation operation can be done ...
Gregory Davis, 2004
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Database Systems for Advanced Applications: 9th ...
S2 S2 Support Counts S2 D1 Random Number R2 Support Counts S 1 Random Number R 1 Obfuscate Support Counts O 1 =R 1 + S 1 Support Counts S 3 Random Number R3 O p O 1 Obfuscate Support Counts O2 = S2+R2 Op = O1 + O2 ...
YoonJoon Lee, 2004
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Application of Agents and Intelligent Information Technologies
After generating frequent 1-itemset, each site generates a random number R then to obfuscate it add/subtract R from the candidate support count. For example, suppose 'A' is candidate 1-itemset and the corresponding support at site S1 is ...
Vijayan Sugumaran, 2007
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Verbal Advantage: Ten Easy Steps to a Powerful Vocabulary
To make obscure, cloud over, darken, make unclear or indistinct. Synonyms of obfuscate include confuse, complicate, muddle, bewilder, shroud, eclipse, and adumbrate (ad-UHM-brayt or AD-um-brayt). Antonyms of obfuscate include expose, ...
Charles Harrington Elster, 2009
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Flash Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools
100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools Sham Bhangal. Protect and Obfuscate Your Flash Files #98 Make it difficult for others to steal or reverse-engineer your online Flash content. H A C K ...
Sham Bhangal, 2004
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Pro J2ME Polish: Open Source Wireless Java Tools Suite
AdditionalAntPropertiesfor the antcall Obfuscator Property Description polish . obfuscate . source The JAR file containing the unobfuscated classes polish . obfuscate .target The JAR file that should be created polish . obfuscate . bootclasspath ...
Robert Virkus, 2005
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VoLT - Vocabulary Learning Techniques Vol-I
OBFUSCATE [ob-fuh-skeyt]: to confuse, make unclear, bewilder, stupefy Memory key: The word obfuscate sounds like a Hindi phrase 'ab fasi cat'. Hindi word ' fasna' means getting caught in a trap. Imagine a person who has caught a cat by  ...
Abhishek Jain

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «OBFUSCATE»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term obfuscate is used in the context of the following news items.
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Texas cut free meals for coaches, while schools with less money …
Administrators like to obfuscate expenses in order to stay on the pious side of college athletics' amateurism debate. So instead, I'm offering a ... «SB Nation, Jul 15»
2
Netanyahu and Iran: Prophet of Doom, Not Leadership
Israelis worry, among many other concerns, that in the next decade and a half Iran will cheat and obfuscate at least part of its activities, taking ... «Newsweek, Jul 15»
3
National Post View: Who's advocating for pipelines anymore?
But sadly, this failed to account for weather-vaning: the tendency of political leaders to shift, skate, obfuscate, shilly-shally, shimmy and wriggle ... «National Post, Jul 15»
4
Seven Things You Learn About 2016 Campaigns From Staring at …
And sometimes the consultant's firm can help obfuscate the names receiving large amounts of campaign money. Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry ... «National Journal, Jul 15»
5
The missing conservative intellectuals
This belief serves to obfuscate the central antagonism that the first person plural denies — this obfuscation is the reason conservatism “works” ... «The Hindu, Jul 15»
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NASA announces the discovery of 'Earth 2.0'
... the exoplanets and their distance from the star by carefully observing the amount of light they obfuscate when passing between their host star ... «HLNtv.com, Jul 15»
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Sweet and Vicious: Sugar and Sugar Substitutes
As a medical community we foster misconceptions and obfuscate diet recommendations. We occupy a moral safe house where everyone else ... «Curetoday.com, Jul 15»
8
The Devil Isn't in the Details of the Iran Deal
That is a false choice that attempts to obfuscate the fact that it was President Obama who discarded the political and economic leverage the ... «Commentary Magazine, Jul 15»
9
Remembering MH17
Instead, Russia is trying to obfuscate. It now says that it wants the U.N. to supervise the international investigation into the aircraft's downing. «The Ukrainian Weekly, Jul 15»
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Bitcoin: How Barclays might make the 'Ebola' of banking palatable
Schuil said: "It's less threatening from a compliance view, and it's a way to obfuscate the fact that people are using bitcoin. I have to laugh at the ... «CampaignLive, Jul 15»

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