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disguise
American English: /dɪsˈɡaɪz/
British English: /dɪsˈɡʌɪz/

Translation of disguise in Spanish:

transitive verb

  • 1
    (person)
    disfrazar
    (voice)
    cambiar
    to disguise oneself
    disfrazarse
    to disguise oneself as something
    disfrazarse de algo
    disguised as a priest
    disfrazado de cura
    Example sentences
    • She is supposed to have disguised herself as a pauper for a young priest who, out of charity, took her to an inn to feed her.
    • In 1671 he and Maria disguised themselves as a parson and his wife. They visited the keeper of the jewels and Maria pretended to faint to cause a distraction.
    • In order to reach the river, they'd disguised themselves as servants.
    Example sentences
    • It can make sweet things sweeter, it can disguise unpleasant tastes and smells and it is the most versatile food ingredient known to man.
    • ‘Great outfit,’ Joey said disguising his voice with scratchy sounds.
    • She disguised her voice to make it sound deeper and manlier, and with the wrap covering her mouth, it made it sound even more muffled.
  • 2 (conceal)
    (mistake/incompetence)
    ocultar
    (disapproval/contempt/pleasure)
    disimular
    there is no disguising the fact that …
    no se puede ocultar el hecho de que …
    Example sentences
    • I didn't make an effort to disguise my emotions or hide my tears, which were slowly beginning to fall.
    • The judges make no effort to disguise their boredom.
    • It's very easy to tell a fun story which disguised my feelings about the most painful moment in my life.

noun

  • 1 countable and uncountable in disguise in the disguise of a priest
    disfrazado de cura
    Example sentences
    • He has a secret weapon for cow rustling, then when the farms go broke he appears in disguise with a bagload of cash.
    • My understanding was that these reporters concealed their identities and they went in disguise.
    • Merlin appears not only as a sorcerer and a wise man but also as a trickster. Constantly, he appears before Arthur in disguise, as a child, a beggar, an old peasant.
  • 2 uncountable (pretense) [literary]
    Example sentences
    • And from the storm that swirled a formal nakedness took shape, the truth of disguise and the mask of belief were joined forever.
    • Scarlet's childish behavior was only a disguise; her true self was a woman of virtue, courage, honor, and determination.
    • The use of religious language, as an expression of a religiously grounded culture, was not a disguise of pre-existing intentions.
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