dissimulate

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

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  • 2 dissimulate — dis*sim u*late, v. i. To dissemble; to feign; to pretend. [1913 Webster] …

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

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  • 4 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 …

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  • 5 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 …

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

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  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 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… …

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  • 10 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… …

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  • 11 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 …

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  • 12 dissimulate — verb a) To practise deception by concealment or omission or by feigning a false appearance. But now, as he paced alone in his apartment, now that he was not upon exhibition, now when there was no eye to behold him, and there was no reason to… …

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  • 13 dissimulate — See dissimulate, simulate …

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  • 14 dissimulate — [c]/dəˈsɪmjəleɪt / (say duh simyuhlayt) verb (dissimulated, dissimulating) –verb (t) 1. to disguise or conceal under a false semblance; dissemble. –verb (i) 2. to use dissimulation; dissemble: *Even those who don t go to war are licensed to lie,… …

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  • 15 dissimulate — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. disguise, feign; dissemble. See falsehood. II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. hide, conceal. see dissemble III (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To change or modify so as to prevent recognition of the true… …

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  • 16 dissimulate — dis|sim|u|late [dıˈsımjuleıt] v [I and T] formal [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: dissimulare, from simulare to make like ] to hide your true feelings or intentions, especially by lying …

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  • 17 dissimulate — dis|sim|u|late [ dı sımjə,leıt ] verb intransitive or transitive FORMAL to hide your real thoughts, feelings, or intentions …

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  • 18 dissimulate — dis·sim·u·late || dɪ sɪmjÊŠleɪt v. dissemble, act in a false or misleading manner, disguise one s true motives …

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  • 19 dissimulate — [dɪ sɪmjʊleɪt] verb hide or disguise one s thoughts or feelings. Derivatives dissimulation noun dissimulator noun Origin ME: from L. dissimulat , dissimulare to conceal …

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  • 20 dissimulate — verb (I, T) formal to hide your true feelings or intentions, especially by lying to people …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English