Meaning of “disguise” in the English Dictionary

"disguise" in British English

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disguiseverb [ T ]

uk /dɪsˈɡaɪz/ us /dɪsˈɡaɪz/

B2 to give a new appearance to a person or thing, especially in order to hide its true form:

He disguised himself by wearing a false beard.
Minor skin imperfections can usually be disguised with a spot of make-up.
We tried to disguise the fact that it was just a school hall by putting up coloured lights and balloons.

C2 to hide an opinion, a feeling, etc.:

I couldn't disguise my disappointment.

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disguisenoun [ C or U ]

uk /dɪsˈɡaɪz/ us /dɪsˈɡaɪz/

B2 something that someone wears to hide their true appearance:

He put on a large hat and glasses as a disguise and hoped no one would recognize him.
in disguise

B2 If people, objects, or activities are in disguise, they appear to be something that they are not, especially intentionally:

She usually goes out in disguise to avoid being bothered by the public.
He claims that most Western aid to the Third World is just colonialism in disguise.

(Definition of “disguise” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"disguise" in American English

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disguiseverb [ T ]

us /dɪsˈɡɑɪz/

to give a new appearance to a person or thing, esp. in order to hide its true form:

His mask doesn’t disguise his identity.
I think Mom could disguise her voice better than you could disguise yours.

To disguise an opinion, feeling, etc., is to hide it:

I couldn’t disguise my unhappiness at this decision.
disguise
noun [ C/U ] us /dɪsˈɡɑɪz/

[ U ] In Shakespeare’s plays, many characters appear in disguise.

(Definition of “disguise” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)