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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 ?
One conceals oneself standing silently beside the trunk of a tree and what there is of a reflective tendency in his na- ture is intensified.
His grasp conceals the dial-plate,--but we know that the faithful hands have met; for one of the city clocks tells midnight.
Of carrying on an intercourse that he conceals from me?
At such times, under an abated sun; afloat all day upon smooth, slow heaving swells; seated in his boat, light as a birch canoe; and so sociably mixing with the soft waves themselves, that like hearth-stone cats they purr against the gunwale; these are the times of dreamy quietude, when beholding the tranquil beauty and brilliancy of the ocean's skin, one forgets the tiger heart that pants beneath it; and would not willingly remember, that this velvet paw but conceals a remorseless fang.
Some of the effects are very daring, approaching even to the boldest flights of the rococo, the sirocco, and the Byzantine schools--yet the master's hand never falters--it moves on, calm, majestic, confident--and, with that art which conceals art, it finally casts over the TOUT ENSEMBLE, by mysterious methods of its own, a subtle something which refines, subdues, etherealizes the arid components and endures them with the deep charm and gracious witchery of poesy.
There was the attempt at odd moments to make the bare little house less bare by bringing in out-of-doors, taking a leaf from Nature's book and noting how she conceals ugliness wherever she finds it.
Pray, don't imagine that he conceals depths of benevolence and affection beneath a stern exterior
answered Prince John; ``this same springal, who conceals his name, and despises our proffered hospitality, hath already gained one prize, and may now afford to let others have their turn.
Yet he does not doubt the sincerity of her professions, and he conceals the hollowness of his own from her, partly because he is ashamed of it, and partly out of pity for her.
It often seems to me that art conceals the artist far more completely than it ever reveals him.
Jekyll (who was composite) now with the most sensitive apprehensions, now with a greedy gusto, projected and shared in the pleasures and adventures of Hyde; but Hyde was indifferent to Jekyll, or but remembered him as the mountain bandit remembers the cavern in which he conceals himself from pursuit.
Oh, he conceals them too little for you not to divine them.