conceal
transitive verb Etymology: Middle English concelen, from Anglo-French conceler, from Latin concelare, from com- + celare to hide — more at hell Date: 14th century 1. to prevent disclosure or recognition of <
conceal the truth
>
2. to place out of sight <
concealed himself behind the door
>
Synonyms: see hideconcealable adjectiveconcealingly adverbconcealment noun

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  • Conceal — Con*ceal (k[o^]n*s[=e]l ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Concealed} (k[o^]n*s[=e]ld ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Concealing}.] [OF. conceler, L. concelare; con + celareto hide; akin to AS. helan, G. hehlen, E. hele (to cover), helmet. See {Hell}, {Helmet}.] To… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • conceal — con·ceal vt 1: to prevent disclosure of or fail to disclose (as a provision in a contract) esp. in violation of a duty to disclose 2 a: to place out of sight ◇ A weapon need only be placed out of ordinary observation in order to be considered a… …   Law dictionary

  • conceal — UK US /kənˈsiːl/ verb [T] ► to not tell somebody about something that they have the right to know about: »Do not conceal health problems from a prospective insurer …   Financial and business terms

  • conceal — early 14c., concelen, from O.Fr. conceler to hide, conceal, dissimulate, from L. concelare to hide, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf. com )), + celare to hide, from PIE root *kel to hide (see CELL (Cf. cell …   Etymology dictionary

  • conceal — [kən sēl′] vt. [ME concelen < OFr conceler < L concelare, to hide < com , together + celare, to hide < IE base * k̑el, to hide, conceal > HALL, HULL1, Gr kalyptein] 1. to put out of sight; hide 2. to keep from another s knowledge;… …   English World dictionary

  • conceal — *hide, screen, secrete, bury, cache, ensconce Analogous words: cloak, mask, *disguise, dissemble, camouflage Antonyms: reveal Contrasted words: disclose, discover, divulge, betray (see REVEAL): expose, exhibit, display, *show, parade, flaunt:… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • conceal — [v] hide, disguise beard, burrow, bury, cache, camouflage, cloak, couch, cover, cover up, dissemble, ditch, duck, ensconce, enshroud, harbor, hole up*, keep dark, keep secret, lie low*, lurk, mask, masquerade, obscure, plant*, put in a hole*,… …   New thesaurus

  • conceal — ► VERB ▪ prevent from being seen or known. DERIVATIVES concealer noun concealment noun. ORIGIN Latin concelare, from celare hide …   English terms dictionary

  • conceal — 01. She used make up to [conceal] the dark circles under her eyes. 02. Clarke Kent had a hard time [concealing] his true identity as Superman from Lois Lane. 03. The murderer s lawyer was arrested for [concealment] of evidence related to his… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • conceal — [[t]kənsi͟ːl[/t]] conceals, concealing, concealed 1) VERB If you conceal something, you cover it or hide it carefully. [V n] Frances decided to conceal the machine behind a hinged panel... [V ed] Five people were arrested for carrying concealed… …   English dictionary

  • conceal */*/ — UK [kənˈsiːl] / US [kənˈsɪl] verb [transitive] Word forms conceal : present tense I/you/we/they conceal he/she/it conceals present participle concealing past tense concealed past participle concealed formal 1) a) to prevent someone from seeing or …   English dictionary

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