Deceive vs Disguise - What's the difference?
As verbs the difference between deceive and disguise
is that deceive
is to trick or mislead while disguise
is to change the appearance of (a person or thing) so as to hide, or to assume an identity.
As a noun disguise is
attire (eg clothing, makeup) used to hide one's identity or assume another.
To trick or mislead.
, date=April 26
, author=Tasha Robinson
, title=Film: Reviews: The Pirates! Band Of Misfits :
, work=The Onion AV Club
, passage=Hungry for fame and the approval of rare-animal collector Queen Victoria (Imelda Staunton), Darwin deceives the Captain and his crew into believing they can get enough booty to win the pirate competition by entering Polly in a science fair. So the pirates journey to London in cheerful, blinkered defiance of the Queen, a hotheaded schemer whose royal crest reads simply “I hate pirates.” }}
* See also
Attire (e.g. clothing, makeup) used to hide one's identity or assume another.
(figuratively) The appearance of something on the outside which masks what's beneath.
The act of disguising, notably as a ploy
- ''That cape and mask complete his disguise .
- ''Any disguise may expose soldiers to be deemed enemy spies.
To change the appearance of (a person or thing) so as to hide, or to assume an identity.
- Spies often disguise themselves.
To avoid giving away or revealing (something secret); to hide by a false appearance.
- Bunyan was forced to disguise himself as a wagoner.
(archaic) To affect or change by liquor; to intoxicate.
- He disguised his true intentions.
- I have just left the right worshipful, and his myrmidons, about a sneaker or five gallons; the whole magistracy was pretty well disguised before I gave them the ship.