camouflage


camouflage
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. disguise, conceal. —n. disguise, mask; pretense. See concealment.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A misleading cover]
Syn. disguise, cover, dissimulation, masquerade, simulation, mask, screen, cloak, shade, shroud, veil, blackout, masking, paint, netting, blind, front, protective coloration, protective coloring, incognito, plain brown wrapper*; see also coat 2 , 3 , disguise , makeup 1 , mask 1 , screen 1 .
2. [Anything used to conceal or mislead]
Syn. veil, subterfuge, deception, coverup; see deception 1 , pretense 2 , trick 1 .
v.
Syn. disguise, cover, conceal, veil; see deceive , disguise , hide 1 , 2 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
disguise, concealment, facade, cover-up, cryptic coloration, blind, dissimulation, front, masquerade, veil, shroud, mimicry.
II
v.
disguise, conceal, cover up, masquerade, obscure, obfuscate, shroud, veil, hide, simulate, mimic.
ANT.: expose, reveal, display
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To change or modify so as to prevent recognition of the true identity or character of: disguise, dissemble, dissimulate, mask, masquerade. See SHOW.

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