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Synonyms of 'whitewash'

(verb) 
Definition
to conceal the unpleasant truth about
The administration is whitewashing the regime's actions.
Synonyms
cover up
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conceal
The device, concealed in a dustbin, was defused by police.
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suppress
Liz thought of Barry and suppressed a smile.
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camouflage
This is another clever attempt to camouflage reality.
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make light of
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gloss over
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airbrush
Opposites
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lay bare
(noun) 
Definition
an attempt to conceal the unpleasant truth
The report's findings were condemned as total whitewash.
Synonyms
cover-up
He denied there'd been any cover-up of the fraud.
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camouflage
Her merrymaking was only a camouflage to disguise her grief.
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concealment
His concealment of his true motives was masterly.
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smoke and mirrors
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extenuation

Additional synonyms

in the sense of camouflage
Definition
to conceal by camouflage
This is another clever attempt to camouflage reality.
in the sense of camouflage
Her merrymaking was only a camouflage to disguise her grief.
in the sense of conceal
Definition
to cover and hide
The device, concealed in a dustbin, was defused by police.

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