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Synonyms of 'cloak'

(noun) 
Definition
a loose sleeveless outer garment, fastened at the throat and falling straight from the shoulders
She set out, wrapping her cloak about her.
Synonyms
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wrap
a model wearing a leopard-print wrap
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mantle (archaic)
flaxen hair that hung round her shoulders like a silken mantle
(noun) 
Definition
something that covers or conceals
Today most of England will be under a cloak of thick mist.
Synonyms
covering
Sawdust was used as a hygienic floor covering.
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layer
A fresh layer of snow covered the street.
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blanket
The mud disappeared under a blanket of snow.
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shroud
a parked car huddled under a shroud of grey snow
(noun) 
Definition
something that covers or conceals
Individualism is sometimes used as a cloak for self-interest.
Synonyms
disguise
religion is often used as an excuse for war or a disguise for power
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front (informal)
a front for crime syndicates
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cover
The grocery store was just a cover for their betting shop.
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screen
They put a screen in front of me.
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mask
His mask cracked, and she saw an angry and violent man.
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shield
The wall provided a shield from the wind.
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cover-up
He denied there'd been any cover-up of the fraud.
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façade
At work they hid their dislike of each other behind a façade of cheerfulness.
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pretext
They wanted a pretext to restart the war.
He excused himself on the pretext of a stomach ache.
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smoke screen
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smoke and mirrors
(verb) 
Definition
to cover with or as if with a cloak
The coastline was cloaked in fog.
Synonyms
cover
He covered his head with a turban.
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coat
Coat the fish with seasoned flour.
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wrap
She wrapped the baby in a blanket.
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blanket
More than a foot of snow blanketed parts of Michigan.
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shroud
Mist shrouded the outline of the palace.
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envelop
the thick black cloud of smoke that enveloped the area
(verb) 
Definition
to hide or disguise
He uses jargon to cloak his inefficiency.
Synonyms
hide
The compound was hidden by trees and shrubs.
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cover
the black patch which covered his left eye
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screen
The road is screened by a block of flats.
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mask
A thick grey cloud masked the sun.
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disguise
She made no attempt to disguise her contempt.
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conceal
The device, concealed in a dustbin, was defused by police.
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obscure
The building is almost completely obscured by a huge banner.
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veil
Her hair swept across her face, as if to veil it.
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camouflage
This is another clever attempt to camouflage reality.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of blanket
Definition
a concealing cover, as of smoke, leaves, or snow
The mud disappeared under a blanket of snow.
in the sense of blanket
Definition
to cover as if with a blanket
More than a foot of snow blanketed parts of Michigan.
in the sense of blind
Definition
a person, action, or thing that serves to deceive or conceal the truth
Synonyms
front (informal),
smoke screen

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