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conceal

[ kuhn-seel ]
/ kənˈsil /
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Definition of conceal

verb (used with object)
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.
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Origin of conceal

1275–1325; Middle English conselen, concelen <Anglo-French conceler from Latin concēlāre, equivalent to con- con- + cēlāre “to hide” (akin to hull1, Greek koleón “scabbard” (see Coleoptera); cf. occult)

synonym study for conceal

1. See hide1.

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British Dictionary definitions for conceal

conceal
/ (kənˈsiːl) /

verb (tr)
to keep from discovery; hide
to keep secret

Derived forms of conceal

concealable, adjectiveconcealer, nounconcealment, noun

Word Origin for conceal

C14: from Old French conceler, from Latin concēlāre, from com- (intensive) + cēlāre to hide
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