—v.t. 1. to change the appearance or guise of so as to conceal identity or mislead, as by means of deceptive garb: The king was disguised as a peasant. 2. to conceal or cover up the truth or actual character of by a counterfeit form or appearance; misrepresent: to disguise one's intentions.
—n. 1. that which disguises; something that serves or is intended for concealment of identity, character, or quality; a deceptive covering, condition, manner, etc.: Noble words can be the disguise of base intentions. 2. the makeup, mask, costume, or overall changed appearance of an entertainer: a clown's disguise. 3. the act of disguising: to speak without disguise. 4. the state of being disguised; masquerade: The gods appeared in disguise.