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Whitewash synonyms
wīt'wŏsh', -wôsh', hwīt'-
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To cover or decorate with paint; color
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  1. To cover or decorate with paint; color
  2. To apply medicine to; swab:
  3. To serve as a surface to be coated with paint:
To make or become white or whiter, especially by bleaching.
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  1. To make or become white or whiter, especially by bleaching.
To coat with calcimine
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  1. To coat with calcimine
To cleanse, using water or other liquid, usually with soap, detergent, or bleach, by immersing, dipping, rubbing, or scrubbing:
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  1. To cleanse, using water or other liquid, usually with soap, detergent, or bleach, by immersing, dipping, rubbing, or scrubbing:
  2. To cover with a thin or watery coating of paint, esp. of water color
  3. To cover or coat with a watery layer of paint or other coloring substance.
To impart a smooth surface or appearance to, as with varnish
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  1. To impart a smooth surface or appearance to, as with varnish
  2. To give a superficial or deceptive appearance to:
  3. To cover with varnish; brush varnish on
(Idiomatic) To conceal or disguise.
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To conceal, as something common or crude, with a deceptively attractive outward show.
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  1. To conceal, as something common or crude, with a deceptively attractive outward show.
  2. To overlay (a surface) with a thin layer of a fine or decorative material.
  3. To cover with a thin layer of more costly material; esp., to cover (wood) with wood of finer quality
(Idiomatic) To make or attempt to make something seem less important, likely, or obvious.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To make or attempt to make something seem less important, likely, or obvious.
To attempt to justify one's behavior by providing reasons that obscure one's actual motives.
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  1. To attempt to justify one's behavior by providing reasons that obscure one's actual motives.
  2. To dismiss or minimize the significance of something by means of an explanation or excuse.
  3. To explain or justify (one's behavior) with incorrect reasons or excuses, often without conscious awareness:
To take on color.
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  1. To take on color.
  2. The sensation produced by the effect of light waves striking the retina of the eye. The color of something depends mainly on which wavelengths of light it emits, reflects, or transmits.
  3. To impart color to or change the color of.
To cover with or as if with a thin layer of gold.
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  1. To cover with or as if with a thin layer of gold.
  2. To give an often deceptively attractive or improved appearance to.
  3. To coat with a gold color
To smooth over or cover up (an error, inadequacy, fault, etc.); make appear right by specious argument or by minimizing
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  1. To smooth over or cover up (an error, inadequacy, fault, etc.); make appear right by specious argument or by minimizing
  2. To apply a gloss to:
  3. To give a bright sheen or luster to.
(Obs.) To make glosses or comments (on); explain: the original meaning
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  1. (Obs.) To make glosses or comments (on); explain: the original meaning
  2. To smooth over; to palliate.
  3. To use flattery or cajolery.
To cause to seem more appealing or pleasant:
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  1. To cause to seem more appealing or pleasant:
  2. To cover or coat with sugar
  3. To make (something disagreeable) seem more acceptable or less unpleasant, as by using flattery, euphemism, etc.
To impart a smooth surface or appearance to, as with varnish
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  1. To impart a smooth surface or appearance to, as with varnish
  2. To give a smooth and glossy finish to.
  3. To cover with varnish; brush varnish on
To cover with a thin layer of more costly material; esp., to cover (wood) with wood of finer quality
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  1. To cover with a thin layer of more costly material; esp., to cover (wood) with wood of finer quality
  2. To overlay (a surface) with a thin layer of a fine or decorative material.
  3. To conceal, as something common or crude, with a deceptively attractive outward show.
To dismiss or minimize by explanation, especially with regard to problems.
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To lessen or seem to lessen the seriousness of (an offense, guilt, etc.) by giving excuses or serving as an excuse
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  1. To lessen or seem to lessen the seriousness of (an offense, guilt, etc.) by giving excuses or serving as an excuse
  2. (Now Rare) To diminish or weaken
  3. To mitigate or lessen.
To use flattery or cajolery.
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  1. To use flattery or cajolery.
  2. To smooth over; to palliate.
  3. (Obs.) To fawn or flatter (someone)
To lessen the pain or severity of without actually curing; alleviate; ease
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  1. To lessen the pain or severity of without actually curing; alleviate; ease
  2. To make appear less serious or offensive; excuse; extenuate
  3. To alleviate the symptoms of (a disease or disorder).
Find another word for whitewash. In this page you can discover 34 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for whitewash, like: paint, whiten, calcimine, paint white, apply a white coating, wash, varnish, gloss over, cover-up, veneer and conceal the facts of.