disassemble / dissemble

disassemble / dissemble
   Disassemble means to take apart.
   Dissemble means "to mislead or deceive", as to dissemble about disassembling the bicycle.

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  • disassemble / dissemble —    Disassemble means to take apart.    Dissemble means to mislead or deceive , as to dissemble about disassembling the bicycle …   Confused words

  • disassemble, dissemble —     It would almost have been cheaper to dissemble the factory and move it to Wales (Sunday Times). Actually, no. Unlike dissociate and disassociate, which mean the same thing, dissemble and disassemble have quite separate meanings. Dissemble… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • disassemble, dissemble —     It would almost have been cheaper to dissemble the factory and move it to Wales (Sunday Times). Actually, no. Unlike dissociate and disassociate, which mean the same thing, dissemble and disassemble have quite separate meanings. Dissemble… …   Dictionary of troublesome word

  • dissemble, disassemble — Dissemble means to conceal, to give a false appearance, to feign : Try to dissemble your lack of interest by looking alert. Roy dissembled his guilt by grinning broadly. Dissemble is a synonym of dissimulate. Disassemble means to take apart : He… …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • dissemble — means ‘to pretend; to disguise or conceal’. • One of nature s innocents. He couldn t dissemble if he tried P. O Donnell, 1971. It should not be used to mean ‘to take apart’ as if it were a shorter form of disassemble …   Modern English usage

  • disassemble — see dissemble …   Modern English usage

  • disassemble —  , dissemble  The first means to take apart; the second means to conceal …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • dissemble —  , disassemble  The first means to conceal; the second means to take apart …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • disassemble — See dissemble. See dissemble, disassemble …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

  • dissemble — See dissemble, disassemble …   Dictionary of problem words and expressions

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