Conceal

  • 1 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

  • 2 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

  • 3 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

  • 4 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

  • 5 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

  • 6 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

  • 7 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

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

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 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

  • 10 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

  • 11 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

  • 12 conceal — verb ADVERB ▪ completely ▪ partially, partly ▪ barely, scarcely ▪ He waited with barely concealed impatience. ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 conceal — To keep facts secret or withhold them from the knowledge of another; to hide or secrete physical objects from sight or observation. Gerry v Dunham, 57 Me 334, 339. As the word appears in a statute prescribing a ground for attachment, to conceal… …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 14 conceal — con|ceal [kənˈsi:l] v [T] formal [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: conceler, from Latin concelare, from com ( COM ) + celare to hide ] 1.) to hide something carefully ▪ The shadows concealed her as she crept up to the house. ▪ The path was… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 conceal — v. (D; tr.) to conceal from * * * [kən siːl] (D; tr.) to conceal from …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 16 conceal — con|ceal [ kən sil ] verb transitive FORMAL ** 1. ) to hide something so that it cannot be found: The letters had been concealed under a mattress. a ) to cover something so that it is hidden: A long velvet curtain concealed a small doorway. 2. )… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 17 conceal — verb (T) formal 1 to hide something carefully: Customs officers found the cannabis concealed inside the case. | The path was concealed by long grass. 2 to hide your real feelings or the truth: conceal sth from sb: Don t try to conceal anyting… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 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 > …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 conceal — concealable, adj. concealability, n. concealedly, adv. concealedness, n. concealer, n. /keuhn seel /, v.t. 1. to hide; withdraw or remove from observation; cover or keep from sight: He concealed the gun under his coat. 2. to keep secret; to… …

    Universalium

  • 20 conceal — verb To hide something from view or from public knowledge, to try to keep something secret. He tried to conceal the truth about his health. Syn: hide, obfuscate, secrete …

    Wiktionary


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