- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)v. t. disclose, lay bare, reveal. See disclosure.II(Roget's IV) v.Syn. bare, reveal, uncover; see expose 1 .III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.reveal, expose, unveil, *blow one's cover, disclose, *come out of the closet, *out.ANT.: disguise, mask, coverIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To make visible; bring to view: bare, disclose, display, expose, reveal, show, unclothe, uncover, unveil. Archaic: discover. Idioms: bring to light, lay open, make plain. See SHOW.
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unmask — [unmask′] vt. 1. to remove a mask or disguise from 2. to disclose the true nature of; expose; reveal vi. 1. to take off a mask or disguise 2. to appear in true character … English World dictionary
Unmask — Un*mask , v. i. To put off a mask. Shak. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
Unmask — Un*mask , v. t. [1st pref. un + mask.] To strip of a mask or disguise; to lay open; to expose. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
unmask — index admit (concede), bare, betray (disclose), clarify, detect, disabuse, disclose … Law dictionary
unmask — 1580s in figurative sense, c.1600 in literal sense, from UN (Cf. un ) (2) + MASK (Cf. mask) (v.). Related: Unmasked; unmasking … Etymology dictionary
unmask — [v] reveal acknowledge, admit, announce, bare, bring out into the open*, bring to light*, come out with, confess, disclose, display, divulge, exhibit, expose, leak, let cat out of the bag*, make known, make public, show, tell, unclothe, uncover,… … New thesaurus
unmask — ► VERB ▪ expose the true character of … English terms dictionary
unmask — UK [ʌnˈmɑːsk] / US [ʌnˈmæsk] verb [transitive] Word forms unmask : present tense I/you/we/they unmask he/she/it unmasks present participle unmasking past tense unmasked past participle unmasked mainly literary to discover the real truth about… … English dictionary
unmask — [[t]ʌ̱nmɑ͟ːsk, mæ̱sk[/t]] unmasks, unmasking, unmasked VERB If you unmask someone or something bad, you show or make known their true nature or character, when they had previously been thought to be good. [V n] Elliott unmasked and confronted the … English dictionary
unmask — Date: circa 1586 transitive verb 1. to reveal the true nature of ; expose 2. to remove a mask from intransitive verb to remove one s mask … New Collegiate Dictionary
unmask — unmasker, n. /un mask , mahsk /, v.t. 1. to strip a mask or disguise from. 2. to reveal the true character of; disclose; expose. 3. Mil. to reveal the presence of (guns) by firing. v.i. 4. to put off one s mask; appear in true nature. [1580 90;… … Universalium