Unmask

  • 1 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

  • 2 Unmask — Un*mask , v. i. To put off a mask. Shak. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 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

  • 4 unmask — index admit (concede), bare, betray (disclose), clarify, detect, disabuse, disclose …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 unmask — 1580s in figurative sense, c.1600 in literal sense, from UN (Cf. un ) (2) + MASK (Cf. mask) (v.). Related: Unmasked; unmasking …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 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,… …

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  • 7 unmask — ► VERB ▪ expose the true character of …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 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

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 unmask — verb /ʌnˈmæsk,ʌnˈmɑːsk,ʌnˈmæsk/ a) To remove a mask from someone. b) To expose, or reveal the true character of someone …

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  • 13 unmask — Synonyms and related words: bare, break the seal, bring to light, debunk, develop, disclose, discover, dismask, draw the veil, expose, impart, lay bare, lay open, let daylight in, let out, manifest, open, open up, raise the curtain, reveal, show …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 unmask — 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,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 15 unmask — un|mask [ʌnˈma:sk US ˈmæsk] v [T] to make known the hidden truth about someone ▪ He was one of the most high ranking spies ever unmasked by the CIA …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 unmask — un|mask [ ʌn mæsk ] verb transitive MAINLY LITERARY to discover the real truth about someone or something, especially when it is bad: He was unmasked as a spy in 1987 …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 unmask — un·mask || ‚ʌn mæsk / mɑːsk v. remove one s mask; remove a mask from; expose, uncover, reveal the true nature of …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 18 unmask — verb expose the true character of. Derivatives unmasker noun …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 19 unmask — v. a. Expose, lay open, strip of disguise, disclose …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 20 unmask — verb (T) to make known the hidden truth about someone: Sherlock Holmes once again unmasked the murderer …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English