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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

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 ?
In such case, the trapper gives up the use of the bait, and conceals his traps in the usual paths and crossing places of the household.
At the same time, he would naturally feel loyalty towards the officials who were working on the same case, and he would not conceal from them anything which would help them in bringing a criminal to justice.
Pierre, having decided that until he had carried out his design he would disclose neither his identity nor his knowledge of French, stood at the half-open door of the corridor, intending to conceal himself as soon as the French entered.
Leonela alone knew of her mistress's weakness, for the two false friends and new lovers were unable to conceal it.
And often we attack and make ourselves enemies, to conceal that we are vulnerable.
The Hurons are not to be seen," he said, addressing David, who had by no means recovered from the effects of the stunning blow he had received; "let us conceal ourselves in the cavern, and trust the rest to Providence.
He said, "my discourse was all very strange, but especially the last part; for he could not understand, why nature should teach us to conceal what nature had given; that neither himself nor family were ashamed of any parts of their bodies; but, however, I might do as I pleased.