conceal

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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 ?
Suddenly the horrid war-whoop burst on their ears, mingled with the sharp report of rifles, and a legion of savages sprang from their concealments, yelling, and shaking their buffalo robes to frighten the horses.
But the severe monotonous warning came again and again,--that she was losing the simplicity and clearness of her life by admitting a ground of concealment; and that, by forsaking the simple rule of renunciation, she was throwing herself under the seductive guidance of illimitable wants.
They burst on him, I do not know how, but by some letter or message and it was the discovery of what she was doing, of this very project of hers, which determined him to come forward at once, own it all to his uncle, throw himself on his kindness, and, in short, put an end to the miserable state of concealment that had been carrying on so long."
Tell me that it is all absolutely resolved on, that any attempt, that in short concealment, if concealment be possible, is all that remains."
It was concluded that they were watching the movements of the party, to discover their place of concealment of such articles as they would be compelled to leave behind.
For a time Werper hid behind one of the lesser boulders that were scattered over the top of the hill, but, seeing or hearing nothing of the Englishman, he crept from his place of concealment to undertake a systematic search of his surroundings, in the hope that he might discover the location of the treasure in ample time to make his escape before Tarzan returned, for it was the Belgian's desire merely to locate the gold, that, after Tarzan had departed, he might come in safety with his followers and carry away as much as he could transport.
In the hopeless self-betrayal of delirium, Miss Letitia had revealed some act of concealment, committed in her past life, and confided to her faithful old servant.
"For my second place of concealment I chose what seemed in the darkness a narrow canon leading through a range of rocky hills.
if there were less of this delicate concealment of facts - this whispering, 'Peace, peace,' when there is no peace, there would be less of sin and misery to the young of both sexes who are left to wring their bitter knowledge from experience.
Once in my new place of concealment, I watched them as they approached the tree.
Though their commander was a kind man in his way, and had made a point of introducing them to the best people in the town in order that they should not fall into the bad company of boys belonging to other ships, I regret to say that they made faces at him behind his back, and imitated the dignified carriage of his head without any concealment whatever.
Had she attempted concealment, or tried to extricate herself from her awkward position by cunning, she would have spoiled her case by acknowledging herself guilty.