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con·ceal

 (kən-sēl′)
tr.v. con·cealed, con·ceal·ing, con·ceals
To keep from being observed or discovered; hide. See Synonyms at hide1.

[Middle English concelen, from Old French conceler, from Latin concēlāre : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + cēlāre, to hide; see kel- in Indo-European roots.]

con·ceal′a·ble adj.
con·ceal′ment n.

conceal

(kənˈsiːl)
vb (tr)
1. to keep from discovery; hide
2. to keep secret
[C14: from Old French conceler, from Latin concēlāre, from com- (intensive) + cēlāre to hide]
conˈcealable adj
conˈcealer n
conˈcealment n

con•ceal

(kənˈsil)

v.t.
1. to hide; cover or keep from sight: A high wall concealed the house.
2. to keep secret; avoid disclosing or divulging: to conceal one's true motives.
[1275–1325; Middle English conselen, concelen < Anglo-French conceler < Latin concēlāre=con- con- + cēlāre to hide; compare occult]
con•ceal′a•ble, adj.
con•ceal`a•bil′i•ty, n.
con•ceal′er, n.
con•ceal′ment, n.
syn: See hide1.

conceal


Past participle: concealed
Gerund: concealing

Imperative
conceal
conceal
Present
I conceal
you conceal
he/she/it conceals
we conceal
you conceal
they conceal
Preterite
I concealed
you concealed
he/she/it concealed
we concealed
you concealed
they concealed
Present Continuous
I am concealing
you are concealing
he/she/it is concealing
we are concealing
you are concealing
they are concealing
Present Perfect
I have concealed
you have concealed
he/she/it has concealed
we have concealed
you have concealed
they have concealed
Past Continuous
I was concealing
you were concealing
he/she/it was concealing
we were concealing
you were concealing
they were concealing
Past Perfect
I had concealed
you had concealed
he/she/it had concealed
we had concealed
you had concealed
they had concealed
Future
I will conceal
you will conceal
he/she/it will conceal
we will conceal
you will conceal
they will conceal
Future Perfect
I will have concealed
you will have concealed
he/she/it will have concealed
we will have concealed
you will have concealed
they will have concealed
Future Continuous
I will be concealing
you will be concealing
he/she/it will be concealing
we will be concealing
you will be concealing
they will be concealing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been concealing
you have been concealing
he/she/it has been concealing
we have been concealing
you have been concealing
they have been concealing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been concealing
you will have been concealing
he/she/it will have been concealing
we will have been concealing
you will have been concealing
they will have been concealing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been concealing
you had been concealing
he/she/it had been concealing
we had been concealing
you had been concealing
they had been concealing
Conditional
I would conceal
you would conceal
he/she/it would conceal
we would conceal
you would conceal
they would conceal
Past Conditional
I would have concealed
you would have concealed
he/she/it would have concealed
we would have concealed
you would have concealed
they would have concealed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.conceal - prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money"
veil - to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil; "women in Afghanistan veil their faces"
secrete - place out of sight; keep secret; "The money was secreted from his children"
obstruct, block - shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight; "The thick curtain blocked the action on the stage"; "The trees obstruct my view of the mountains"
cover - spread over a surface to conceal or protect; "This paint covers well"
bosom - hide in one's bosom; "She bosomed his letters"
bury - cover from sight; "Afghani women buried under their burkas"
cover up, cover - hide from view or knowledge; "The President covered the fact that he bugged the offices in the White House"
shield, harbour, harbor - hold back a thought or feeling about; "She is harboring a grudge against him"
becloud, befog, fog, haze over, obnubilate, obscure, mist, cloud - make less visible or unclear; "The stars are obscured by the clouds"; "the big elm tree obscures our view of the valley"
disguise, mask - make unrecognizable; "The herb masks the garlic taste"; "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank"
sweep under the rug - to conceal something in the hopes it won't be discovered by others; "The president tried to sweep the embarrassing incident under the rug"
lurk, skulk - lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
2.conceal - hold back; keep from being perceived by others; "She conceals her anger well"
occult - hide from view; "The lids were occulting her eyes"

conceal

verb
1. hide, bury, stash (informal), secrete, cover, screen, disguise, obscure, camouflage The device, concealed in a dustbin, was defused by police.
hide show, reveal, display, expose, unveil, uncover, lay bare
2. keep secret, hide, disguise, mask, suppress, veil, dissemble, draw a veil over, keep dark, keep under your hat Robert could not conceal his relief.
keep secret show, reveal, display, expose, disclose, divulge, unmask

conceal

verb
1. To cut off from sight:
2. To prevent (something) from being known:
Idioms: keep under cover, keep under wraps.
3. To put or keep out of sight:
Slang: plant, stash.
Translations
ukrýtzatajit
skjule
kätkeäpeittääsalata
hylja, leyna
감추다숨기다
laikyti paslaptyjenuslėpimasnuslėptislėpimas
noklusētnoslēpt
ascunde
skriti
dölja

conceal

[kənˈsiːl] VT [+ object, news] → ocultar; [+ emotions, thoughts] → disimular (Jur) → encubrir
concealed lightingluces fpl indirectas
concealed turning (Aut) → cruce m poco visible

conceal

[kənˈsiːl] vt
[+ object] → cacher, dissimuler
[+ information, fact, news, secret, truth] → cacher, dissimuler
[+ emotions, feelings] → cacher, dissimuler

conceal

vt (= hide) object, emotions, thoughtsverbergen; (= keep secret)verheimlichen (sth from sb jdm etw); why did they conceal this information from us?warum hat man uns diese Informationen vorenthalten?; to conceal the fact that …(die Tatsache) verheimlichen, dass …; the chameleon was completely concealed against its backgrounddas Chamäleon war nicht mehr von seiner Umgebung zu unterscheiden

conceal

[kənˈsiːl] vt to conceal (sth from sb)nascondere (qc a qn); (news) → tenere nascosto/a (qc a qn)
concealed lighting → illuminazione f indiretta

conceal

(kənˈsiːl) verb
to hide or keep secret. He concealed his disappointment from his friends.
conˈcealment noun
References in classic literature ?
Perhaps Meg felt, without understanding why, that they were not particularly cultivated or intelligent people, and that all their gilding could not quite conceal the ordinary material of which they were made.
The slender expressive fingers, forever active, for- ever striving to conceal themselves in his pockets or behind his back, came forth and became the piston rods of his machinery of expression.
She pointed toward the north, still standing in front of the cow as if she hoped to conceal it.
Pontellier, and he made no attempt to conceal either his astonishment or his delight.
said Heyward, leaning forward in the saddle, and dropping his voice nearly to a whisper; "I confess I have not been without my own suspicions, though I have endeavored to conceal them, and affected a confidence I have not always felt, on account of my companions.
We reckoned--that is--we intended to meet you and the young ladies at the grade," said Fairfax, reddening a little as he endeavored to conceal his too ready slang, "and save you from trapesing--from dragging yourselves up grade again to your house.
When the young woman -- the mother of this child -- stood fully revealed before the crowd, it seemed to be her first impulse to clasp the infant closely to her bosom; not so much by an impulse of motherly affection, as that she might thereby conceal a certain token, which was wrought or fastened into her dress.
But Ahab, my Captain, still moves before me in all his Nantucket grimness and shagginess; and in this episode touching Emperors and Kings, I must not conceal that I have only to do with a poor old whale-hunter like him; and, therefore, all outward majestical trappings and housings are denied me.
Legree could not help overhearing this whispering; and it was all the more exciting to him, from the pains that were taken to conceal it from him.
I can do this miracle; I shall do this miracle; yet I do not try to conceal from you that it is a miracle to tax the occult powers to the last strain.
I will not conceal the fact that miniature figures of the Lion of Lucerne are to be had in them.
Aunt Jane six months later mitigated this martyrdom by making her a ruffled dimity pinafore, artfully shaped to conceal all the spots.