dissimulate
verb (-lated; -lating) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin dissimulatus, past participle of dissimulare, from dis- + simulare to simulate Date: 15th century transitive verb to hide under a false appearance <
smiled to dissimulate her urgency — Alice Glenday
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intransitive verb dissembledissimulation noundissimulator noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Dissimulate — Dis*sim u*late, a. [L. dissimulatus, p. p. of dissimulare. See {Dissemble}.] Feigning; simulating; pretending. [Obs.] Henryson. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dissimulate — dis*sim u*late, v. i. To dissemble; to feign; to pretend. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dissimulate — index assume (simulate), cloak, deceive, disguise, equivocate, fabricate (make up), fake …   Law dictionary

  • dissimulate — (v.) 1530s, from L. dissimulatus, pp. of dissimulare to disguise, hide, conceal, keep secret, from dis (see DIS (Cf. dis )) + simulare (see SIMULATE (Cf. simulate)). Related: Dissimulated; dissimulating …   Etymology dictionary

  • dissimulate — [v] conceal, disguise beard*, camouflage, cloak, deceive, dissemble, dress up, fake, feign, hide, make believe, mask, present a false face*, present a false front*, pretend; concepts 59,172,188 Ant. be honest …   New thesaurus

  • dissimulate — ► VERB ▪ hide or disguise one s thoughts or feelings. DERIVATIVES dissimulation noun dissimulator noun. ORIGIN Latin dissimulare to conceal …   English terms dictionary

  • dissimulate — [di sim′yo͞o lāt΄] vt., vi. dissimulated, dissimulating [ME dissimulaten < pp. of L dissimulare: see DIS & SIMULATE] to hide (one s feelings, motives, etc.) by pretense; dissemble dissimulation n. dissimulator n …   English World dictionary

  • dissimulate — [[t]dɪsɪ̱mjʊleɪt[/t]] dissimulates, dissimulating, dissimulated VERB When people dissimulate, they hide their true feelings, intentions, or nature. [FORMAL] This man was too injured to dissimulate well... [V n] They were decked out in tracksuits …   English dictionary

  • dissimulate — UK [dɪˈsɪmjʊleɪt] / US [dɪˈsɪmjəˌleɪt] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms dissimulate : present tense I/you/we/they dissimulate he/she/it dissimulates present participle dissimulating past tense dissimulated past participle dissimulated… …   English dictionary

  • dissimulate — dissimulative, adj. dissimulator, n. /di sim yeuh layt /, v., dissimulated, dissimulating. v.t. 1. to disguise or conceal under a false appearance; dissemble: to dissimulate one s true feelings about a rival. v.i. 2. to conceal one s true motives …   Universalium

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