Synonyms Word Origin See more synonyms on Thesaurus.com to hide; withdraw or remove from observation; cover or keep from sight: He concealed the gun under his coat. to keep secret; to prevent or avoid disclosing or divulging: to conceal one's identity by using a false name. Origin of conceal 1275–1325; Middle English conselen, concelen
to hide (akin to
Related forms con·ceal·a·ble, adjective con·ceal·a·bil·i·ty, noun con·ceal·ed·ly, adverb con·ceal·ed·ness, noun con·ceal·er, noun half-con·cealed, adjective half-con·ceal·ing, adjective pre·con·ceal, verb (used with object) re·con·ceal, verb (used with object) sem·i·con·cealed, adjective sub·con·cealed, adjective un·con·cealed, adjective un·con·ceal·ing, adjective un·con·ceal·ing·ly, adverb well-con·cealed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for reconceal to keep from discovery; hide to keep secret Derived Forms concealable, adjective concealer, noun concealment, noun Word Origin
C14: from Old French
conceler, from Latin concēlāre, from com- (intensive) + cēlāre to hide
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Word Origin and History for reconceal conceal v.
concelen, from Old French conceler "to hide, conceal, dissimulate," from Latin concelare "to hide," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + celare "to hide," from PIE root *kel- "to hide" (see cell). Replaced Old English deagan. Related: Concealed; concealing.
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