Translation of disguise in Spanish:


disfrazar, v.

Pronunciation /dɪsˈɡaɪz//dɪsˈɡʌɪz/

transitive verb

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    (person) disfrazar
    (voice) cambiar
    to disguise oneself disfrazarse
    • to disguise oneself as sth disfrazarse de algo
    • disguised as a priest disfrazado de cura
    • The magician disguised himself as a friendly merchant and paid the King and his family a visit.
    • What began as a cheap and easy way to disguise the taste of alcohol in prohibition America quickly became the drink of choice for the privileged fast set of the 1920s.
    • When we do see him eat out it is often at a Mexican take-out, where quantities of hot sauce disguise the taste.
    • She disguised herself as a peasant boy and romped in the marketplace, darting between the steam drums and the soup kettles.
    • A few years back baseball caps were used to disguise someone's appearance.
    • He enlisted the help of a druidess, and disguised himself as a woman.
    • 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.
    • Operators must not camouflage or disguise the cameras in a way that could lead to a public perception of ‘sly operations’.
    • When she was younger, she had disguised herself as a boy to learn weaponry, and now she was skilled in using a short sword and a buckler.
    • ‘I could teach you to play the guitar,’ I said, unable to disguise the eager tone in my voice.
    • Various coatings were devised to disguise any bitter or unpleasant taste, gold and silver being particularly valued.
    • The enigmatic Duke then disguises himself as a priest in order to observe the events.
    • The first wax to be used was animal fat which was boiled and strained till it turned to tallow and then had scents added to it to disguise the smell.
    • 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.
    • It can make sweet things sweeter, it can disguise unpleasant tastes and smells and it is the most versatile food ingredient known to man.
    • In order to reach the river, they'd disguised themselves as servants.
    • I disguised myself as a wizard, wearing a long cloak and holding a staff.
    • With her true identity safely disguised Liz began to play openly in the store.
    • Even the radio commentators had a hard time disguising their reviews to appear fair.
    • A simple and effective form of disguising a voice is whispering.
    • This is why she has taken no money, and disguised herself as a working-class woman.
    • A handful of women disguised themselves as men and fought alongside male soldiers in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
    • The bootleg alcohol that was produced then, often called gut-rot, tasted so vile that the bartenders learned to mix the alcohol with fruit juices to disguise the taste.
    • During the Civil War in America, unknown numbers of females disguised themselves as male soldiers.
    • He dressed up, disguising himself as a youth and joined them.
    • Police in turn disguised themselves as tourists, secretly videoing visitors as they moved round the exhibition site.
    • A tincture is easier for children to take and it can be added to a little juice to disguise the taste.
    • Once on the skin it creates a light-reflecting surface which disguises a grey complexion.
    • He said rebels had disguised themselves as traders attending the weekend market.
    • He disguised himself as a beggar and asked the opinions of some of the people in his city.
    • I bet there aren't many children who eat fish that isn't wrapped in batter and swamped in ketchup to disguise the fishy taste.
    • ‘Great outfit,’ Joey said disguising his voice with scratchy sounds.
    • This would have disguised the smell from dogs used by customs officials to check for drugs.
    • The danger lies in alcopops, which are flavoured with things like cranberry or orange to disguise the taste of vodka.
    • Culinary historians are divided over the use of sauces and marinades, but the conventional theory is that they were used to disguise the taste of ingredients past their primes.
    • He asked that we disguise his voice and face, afraid of retribution by those who run the criminal enterprise.
    • Kathleen disguised herself as a man by having her long hair hidden beneath a cap and traveling dressed as a man.
    • 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.
    • When he decided to develop a navy, he disguised himself as a carpenter so that he might learn at first hand how ships should be built.
    • She didn't bother disguising her voice, for she was beyond caring.
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    (incompetence/mistake) ocultar
    (disapproval/contempt/pleasure) disimular
    there is no disguising the fact that … no se puede ocultar el hecho de que …
    • The judges make no effort to disguise their boredom.
    • She made no effort to disguise her contempt for them.
    • He made no effort to disguise his annoyance.
    • Harry disguises the latent homosexual feelings he has for his best friend Ron, by having a string of one night stands with besotted girls in the year below him.
    • John, though unable to disguise the pleasure he had derived from his overall performance against the Barbarians, was the first to point out that he had been some way from flawless.
    • Denying that or disguising that or hiding that love is very, very injurious to human beings.
    • I didn't make an effort to disguise my emotions or hide my tears, which were slowly beginning to fall.
    • Ronnie jumped in eagerly, almost clasping her hands in poorly disguised relief.
    • The police made no more than a token effort to disguise their enthusiasm for the militia cause.
    • Feeling slightly humiliated, Anna folded her arms, sat back in her chair and pouted, making no effort to disguise her anger toward his put-down.
    • She joked about their religious frame of reference but could not disguise her deep cultural pride.
    • It disguised her feelings, her hopes, her wishes… but spilled them into words.
    • Elizabeth was always good at disguising her feelings and keeping herself under control.
    • In this battle of minds the most urgent task is to throw a spotlight on an organisation which has, for too long, been able to disguise its true totalitarian nature.
    • But his assurances do not disguise his very real fears.
    • They didn't disguise any of their contempt for the ‘pathetic old bankrupt’ they considered him to be.
    • It's very easy to tell a fun story which disguised my feelings about the most painful moment in my life.
    • To describe its findings as a whitewash would be uncharitable to previous whitewashes, which at least made some effort to disguise their intent.
    • This blitz of ads sells superficial cosmetics as a mask to disguise the glaring self-deficiency felt by most people today.
    • He sat mute next to James, who also made no effort to disguise his own bad mood.


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    disfraz masculine
    in disguise disfrazado
    • in the disguise of a priest disfrazado de cura
    • Even last October I thought nothing of travelling, illegally and in disguise, high up into the Khyber Pass.
    • Whoever said anything about being in disguise?
    • They have just finished their 12-year exile in the forest after losing the game of dice and are about to enter the phase of having to live in disguise.
    • ‘Regardless of his status in politics, Roger never came to the club in disguise,’ he recalls.
    • He lived with a woman called Macy and travelled widely through Europe, returning to Ireland only on rare occasions, always 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.
    • One day it was an FBI agent in disguise, then the next we had a KGB double agent called Boris, would you believe.
    • King Richard also makes an appearance at the tournament, dressed in disguise.
    • The titular hero does not appear in propria persona to take a prominent part in the action until late in the novel, though he appears in disguise earlier.
    • So you'll be in disguise, with a fake name and identity.
    • He has a secret weapon for cow rustling, then when the farms go broke he appears in disguise with a bagload of cash.
    • You may have seen the computer-enhanced pictures the police released which allegedly show what she might look if she was in disguise.
    • My understanding was that these reporters concealed their identities and they went in disguise.
    • Next morning he left secretly and, in disguise, appeared at Vendome, for he had been negotiating to marry the duke's daughter.
    • Was the supermodel in fact the mysterious architect in disguise, or was this just another trick?
    • When he wasn't in disguise, he wore silk pajamas.
    • According to unconfirmed reports, militants in disguise opened fire and detonated an explosive device.
    • He came in disguise, with a fake name, because he knew ‘Prince Charming’ was too obvious.
    • I would never want to be like certain people, who change the way they dress, go out in disguise, wear a big floppy hat and dark shades.
    • He told The Times newspaper that ‘living in disguise as a politician in the modern world simply isn't an option’.
  • 2literary

    disimulo masculine
    • And from the storm that swirled a formal nakedness took shape, the truth of disguise and the mask of belief were joined forever.
    • And it is crucial to see that the image of his humanity is not a disguise covering the truer reality of his divinity.
    • The use of religious language, as an expression of a religiously grounded culture, was not a disguise of pre-existing intentions.
    • I have communicated to him without disguise. Candor is an important character trait in the novel.
    • Scarlet's childish behavior was only a disguise; her true self was a woman of virtue, courage, honor, and determination.