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Synonyms of 'cover-up'

(noun) 
Definition
concealment or attempted concealment of a mistake or crime
He denied there'd been any cover-up of the fraud.
Synonyms
concealment
His concealment of his true motives was masterly.
, ,
whitewash (informal)
The report's findings were condemned as total whitewash.
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complicity
evidence of their complicity with international terrorists
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front (informal)
a front for crime syndicates
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smoke screen
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smoke and mirrors

Additional synonyms

in the sense of complicity
Definition
the fact of being an accomplice in a crime
evidence of their complicity with international terrorists
in the sense of front
Definition
a business or other activity serving as a respectable cover for another, usually criminal, organization
a front for crime syndicates
in the sense of whitewash
Definition
an attempt to conceal the unpleasant truth
The report's findings were condemned as total whitewash.
Synonyms
smoke and mirrors,
extenuation

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