I UK [ˌmæskəˈreɪd] / US noun
Word forms "masquerade":
singular masquerade plural masquerades
a) [countable/uncountable] an act of pretending to be someone who you are not
b) [countable/uncountable] behaviour that hides what you are really feeling or thinking
a) [countable] a formal dance where people wear masks and dress as famous people or characters
b) American a party where people dress as different characters

II UK [ˌmæskəˈreɪd] / US verb [intransitive]
Word forms "masquerade":
present tense I/you/we/they masquerade he/she/it masquerades present participle masquerading past tense masqueraded past participle masqueraded
to pretend to be someone or something that you are not

professional dealers masquerading as private buyers

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