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dis·sim·u·late

 (dĭ-sĭm′yə-lāt′)
v. dis·sim·u·lat·ed, dis·sim·u·lat·ing, dis·sim·u·lates
v.tr.
To conceal (one's intentions, for example) under a feigned appearance. See Synonyms at disguise.
v.intr.
To conceal one's true feelings or intentions.

[Middle English dissimulaten, from Latin dissimulāre, dissimulāt- : dis-, dis- + simulāre, to simulate; see simulate.]

dis·sim′u·la′tion n.
dis·sim′u·la′tive adj.
dis·sim′u·la′tor n.

dissimulate

(dɪˈsɪmjʊˌleɪt)
vb
to conceal (one's real feelings) by pretence
disˌsimuˈlation n
disˈsimulative adj
disˈsimuˌlator n

dis•sim•u•late

(dɪˈsɪm yəˌleɪt)

v. -lat•ed, -lat•ing. v.t.
1. to disguise or conceal under a false appearance.
v.i.
2. to conceal one's true motives, thoughts, etc., by some pretense.
[1525–35; < Latin dissimulātus, past participle of dissimulāre to feign. See dis-1, simulate]
dis•sim`u•la′tion, n.
dis•sim′u•la`tive, adj.
dis•sim′u•la`tor, n.

dissimulate


Past participle: dissimulated
Gerund: dissimulating

Imperative
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Present
I dissimulate
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you dissimulate
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Preterite
I dissimulated
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we dissimulated
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Present Continuous
I am dissimulating
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they are dissimulating
Present Perfect
I have dissimulated
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Past Continuous
I was dissimulating
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Past Perfect
I had dissimulated
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we had dissimulated
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Future
I will dissimulate
you will dissimulate
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you will dissimulate
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Future Perfect
I will have dissimulated
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he/she/it will have dissimulated
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you will have dissimulated
they will have dissimulated
Future Continuous
I will be dissimulating
you will be dissimulating
he/she/it will be dissimulating
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you will be dissimulating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dissimulating
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he/she/it has been dissimulating
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you have been dissimulating
they have been dissimulating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been dissimulating
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he/she/it will have been dissimulating
we will have been dissimulating
you will have been dissimulating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been dissimulating
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we had been dissimulating
you had been dissimulating
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Conditional
I would dissimulate
you would dissimulate
he/she/it would dissimulate
we would dissimulate
you would dissimulate
they would dissimulate
Past Conditional
I would have dissimulated
you would have dissimulated
he/she/it would have dissimulated
we would have dissimulated
you would have dissimulated
they would have dissimulated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.dissimulate - hide (feelings) from other people
disguise, mask - make unrecognizable; "The herb masks the garlic taste"; "We disguised our faces before robbing the bank"

dissimulate

verb
To change or modify so as to prevent recognition of the true identity or character of:
Translations

dissimulate

[dɪˈsɪmjʊleɪt] VTdisimular

dissimulate

[dɪˈsɪmjʊleɪt]
vi (formal) (= dissemble) → dissimuler
vt (= hide) → dissimuler

dissimulate

vtverbergen
visich verstellen

dissimulate

[dɪˈsɪmjʊˌleɪt] vi (frm) → dissimulare
References in classic literature ?
We have not the strength with which to fight this man; we must dissimulate, and win, if win we can, by craft.
Certainly, women alone know how to dissimulate," said Monte Cristo to himself, glancing at Madame Danglars, who was smiling on the procureur, and embracing his wife.
The chevalier, whether he had some treacherous object in view, or from imprudence, did not take the trouble to dissimulate.
The revolt is at the door of those who think my people can rebel," cried Anne, unable to dissimulate before the coadjutor, whom she looked upon, and probably with reason, as the promoter of the tumult.
He rubbed his hands, he laughed with that inward mirth which makes the countenance beam; he was unable to dissimulate his joy, although he endeavored at moments to compose himself.
They will salivate at the protests, dissimulate regarding their own hypocrisies, agitate for war, and all because they are so desperate to push their anti-Iranian agenda.
For one, bespoke suits are done largely by hand, giving Arienza and his team of tailors more control over which parts of a customer's body to highlight or dissimulate.
It is difficult to build trust in public institutions and in the tax system if you dissimulate some of the tax data.
He has self-blaming and mystical delusions; he tries to dissimulate the latter.
This is the last step: an atmosphere must dissimulate itself as pure emergence and never show itself to be an engineered feat, for otherwise the illusion will not be complete and resistance to it will be cropping up at an uncontrollable rate (see McCormack, 2008 for engineered and emergent atmospherics in terms of meteorology and affectivity, to which I add the strategy of dissimulation).
Yet this stooping to dissimulate and manoeuver is exactly what they do, at novel's end.
It is this "bourgeois" tendency--consolidated in the Victorian era--to dissimulate their class power and retreat culturally and politically into a "fog" of opportunistic evasiveness that Moretti's book traces in prose.