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, to conceal by an unusual dress, or one intended to mislead or deceive. [1913 Webster]

Bunyan was forced to disguise himself as a wagoner. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. To hide by a counterfeit appearance; to cloak by a false show; to mask; as, to disguise anger; to disguise one's sentiments, character, or intentions. [1913 Webster]

All God's angels come to us disguised. --Lowell. [1913 Webster]

3. To affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate. [1913 Webster]

I have just left the right worshipful, and his myrmidons, about a sneaker of five gallons; the whole magistracy was pretty well disguised before I gave them the ship. --Spectator.

Syn: To conceal; hide; mask; dissemble; dissimulate; feign; pretend; secrete. See {Conceal}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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