French translation of 'masquerade'
1. (= sham) mascarade f
I refuse to take part in such a masquerade. Je refuse de prendre part à une telle mascarade.
2. (= dance) bal m masqué
to masquerade as se faire passer pour
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What we are left with is a good half-hour dance masquerading as a bad hour-long one.Times, Sunday Times (2008)
Cheese isn't the only stuff on the menu masquerading as something else.Times, Sunday Times (2009)
Her behaviour, while very unusual for a woman, follows a pattern observed in any number of cases of unqualified men masquerading as doctors.Times, Sunday Times (2011)
If people are seeking our votes - or our cash for personalised football shirts - we should know if they are masquerading as something they are not.The Sun (2011)
The new Masters of the Universe conjure up hedge funds and financial instruments that sound to many people like numbers masquerading as work.Times, Sunday Times (2006)
Science masquerading as religion is as unseemly as religion masquerading as science.Times, Sunday Times (2010)
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British English: masquerade VERB
to masquerade as sb/sth To masquerade as someone or something means to pretend to be that person or thing, particularly in order to deceive other people.
He masqueraded as a doctor and fooled everyone.
British English: masquerade NOUN
A masquerade is an attempt to deceive people about the true nature or identity of something.
He told a news conference that the elections would be a masquerade.
Translation of masquerade from the Collins English to French Dictionary