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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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dissimulate
Present
I dissimulate
you dissimulate
he/she/it dissimulates
we dissimulate
you dissimulate
they dissimulate
Preterite
I dissimulated
you dissimulated
he/she/it dissimulated
we dissimulated
you dissimulated
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Present Continuous
I am dissimulating
you are dissimulating
he/she/it is dissimulating
we are dissimulating
you are dissimulating
they are dissimulating
Present Perfect
I have dissimulated
you have dissimulated
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we have dissimulated
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they have dissimulated
Past Continuous
I was dissimulating
you were dissimulating
he/she/it was dissimulating
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you were dissimulating
they were dissimulating
Past Perfect
I had dissimulated
you had dissimulated
he/she/it had dissimulated
we had dissimulated
you had dissimulated
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Future
I will dissimulate
you will dissimulate
he/she/it will dissimulate
we will dissimulate
you will dissimulate
they will dissimulate
Future Perfect
I will have dissimulated
you will have dissimulated
he/she/it will have dissimulated
we will have dissimulated
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
they will be dissimulating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been dissimulating
you have been dissimulating
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
you will have been dissimulating
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
you had been dissimulating
he/she/it had been dissimulating
we had been dissimulating
you had been dissimulating
they had been dissimulating
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 ?
Where pride and stupidity unite there can be no dissimulation worthy notice, and Miss Vernon shall be consigned to unrelenting contempt; but by all that I can gather Lady Susan possesses a degree of captivating deceit which it must be pleasing to witness and detect.
Tiberius in dissimulation; as Tacitus saith of him, Jam Tiberium vires et corpus, non dissimulatio, deserebant.
In war, practice dissimulation, and you will succeed.
The viceroy, hearing that I was returned to my residence, did not discover any concern or chagrin as at a disappointment, for such was his privacy and dissimulation that the most penetrating could never form any conjecture that could be depended on, about his designs, till everything was ready for the execution of them.
'I am too well acquainted with your character and conduct to feel any real friendship for you, and as I am without your talent for dissimulation, I cannot assume the appearance of it.
The pupil in the school possessing the happiest disposition was a young girl from the country, Louise Path; she was sufficiently benevolent and obliging, but not well taught nor well mannered; moreover, the plague-spot of dissimulation was in her also; honour and principle were unknown to her, she had scarcely heard their names.
Thus the Genoese, subtle as he was, was duped by Edmond, in whose favor his mild demeanor, his nautical skill, and his admirable dissimulation, pleaded.
"Indeed, Sophy," replied the aunt, "this dissimulation with me is very foolish.
Adept as she was, in all the arts of cunning and dissimulation, the girl Nancy could not wholly conceal the effect which the knowledge of the step she had taken, wrought upon her mind.
But although no man with less scruple made his ordinary habits and feelings bend to his interest, it was the misfortune of this Prince, that his levity and petulance were perpetually breaking out, and undoing all that had been gained by his previous dissimulation.
'You may spare me this dissimulation. Where's my son.