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o·vert

 (ō-vûrt′, ō′vûrt′)
adj.
1. Open and observable; not hidden, concealed, or secret: overt hostility; overt intelligence gathering.
2. Of, relating to, or being military or intelligence operations sanctioned or mandated by Congress: overt aid to the rebels.

[Middle English, from Old French, past participle of ovrir, to open, from Vulgar Latin *ōperīre, alteration (influenced by Latin cōperīre, to cover) of Latin aperīre; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

o·vert′ly adv.
o·vert′ness n.

overt

(ˈəʊvɜːt; əʊˈvɜːt)
adj
1. open to view; observable
2. (Law) law open; deliberate. Criminal intent may be inferred from an overt act
[C14: via Old French, from ovrir to open, from Latin aperīre]
ˈovertly adv
ˈovertness n

o•vert

(oʊˈvɜrt, ˈoʊ vɜrt)

adj.
open to view or knowledge; not concealed or secret: overt hostility.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Old French, past participle of ouvrir to open < Vulgar Latin *ōperīre, for Latin aperīre]
o•vert′ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.overt - open and observable; not secret or hidden; "an overt lie"; "overt hostility"; "overt intelligence gathering"; "open ballots"
explicit, expressed - precisely and clearly expressed or readily observable; leaving nothing to implication; "explicit instructions"; "she made her wishes explicit"; "explicit sexual scenes"
public - not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole; "the public good"; "public libraries"; "public funds"; "public parks"; "a public scandal"; "public gardens"; "performers and members of royal families are public figures"
unconcealed - not concealed or hidden; "her unconcealed hostility poisoned the atmosphere"; "watched with unconcealed curiosity"
covert - secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed; "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels"

overt

adjective open, obvious, plain, public, clear, apparent, visible, patent, evident, manifest, noticeable, blatant, downright, avowed, flagrant, observable, undisguised, barefaced, unconcealed Although there is no overt hostility, black and white students do not mix much.
secret, hidden, disguised, concealed, invisible, covert, underhand, hush-hush (informal), surreptitious
Translations
عَلَني، غَيْر سِرِّي
åbenlys
opinber
atklāts, neslēpts
onverholenopenlijk
apaçıkaşikâr

overt

ʊˈvɜːt] ADJ [racism, discrimination, hostility] → manifiesto, patente; [criticism] → abierto, manifiesto
there were no overt signs ofno había signos manifiestos or patentes de ...

overt

ʊˈvɜːrt ˈəʊvɜːrt] adjdéclaré(e)
There is no overt hostility → Il n'y a pas d'hostilité déclarée.

overt

adj behaviour, campaign, operation, sexualityoffen; hostilityunverhohlen

overt

[əʊˈvɜːt] adjevidente, aperto/a

overt

(ouˈvəːt) adjective
not hidden or secret. overt opposition to a plan.
oˈvertly adverb
References in classic literature ?
Without one overt act of hostility, one upbraiding word, he contrived to impress me momently with the conviction that I was put beyond the pale of his favour.
No person shall be convicted of treason, unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.
The Swedes knew that their men hated them, and that an overt act against Kovudoo would quickly be carried to the chief at the first opportunity.
Gallatin, one of the most enlightened statesmen of our country, was favorably received, but no step was taken in consequence; the President not being disposed, in all probability, to commit himself by any direct countenance or overt act.
I mentioned to my companion a few of the things that I should put in, but she replied rather more precipitately than usual that I might do exactly what I liked; she seemed to wish to notify me that the Misses Bordereau would take no overt interest in my proceedings.
On that occasion Lady Arabella had shown him in an unmistakable way what her feelings were; indeed, she had made it known to him, in a more overt way than pride should allow, that she wished to help and support him.
No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on the Testimony of two Witnesses to the same overt Act, or on Confession in open Court.
But we may not take up the third sword, which is Mahomet's sword, or like unto it; that is, to propagate religion by wars, or by sanguinary persecutions to force consciences; except it be in cases of overt scandal, blasphemy, or intermixture of practice against the state; much less to nourish seditions; to authorize conspiracies and rebellions; to put the sword into the people's hands; and the like; tending to the subversion of all government, which is the ordinance of God.
Rolliver's inn, the single alehouse at this end of the long and broken village, could only boast of an off-licence; hence, as nobody could legally drink on the premises, the amount of overt accommodation for consumers was strictly limited to a little board about six inches wide and two yards long, fixed to the garden palings by pieces of wire, so as to form a ledge.
But one thing I ask of you, and that is: the word of John Carter that he contemplates no overt act against either the nation of Kaol or its jeddak.
In other towns in Italy the people lie around quietly and wait for you to ask them a question or do some overt act that can be charged for--but in Annunciation they have lost even that fragment of delicacy; they seize a lady's shawl from a chair and hand it to her and charge a penny; they open a carriage door, and charge for it--shut it when you get out, and charge for it; they help you to take off a duster--two cents; brush your clothes and make them worse than they were before--two cents; smile upon you--two cents; bow, with a lick-spittle smirk, hat in hand-- two cents; they volunteer all information, such as that the mules will arrive presently--two cents--warm day, sir--two cents--take you four hours to make the ascent--two cents.
I should feel it pitiful to demand a result on this town and county, an overt effect on the instant month and year.