verb (used with object)
Origin of conceal
Examples from the Web for conceal
As great as this feat was, an equally demanding test followed: to conceal from the Nazis that Enigma had been beaten.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero|Clive Irving|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Many of those gathering in the run-up to the grand jury decision wore hockey and tear gas masks to conceal their identity.Justice Was Served in Ferguson—This Isn’t Jim Crow America|Ron Christie|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I maintain that our mistake was in overthinking our criminal's desire to conceal the body.Knowing Where the Bodies Are Buried: An Excerpt From 'Lives in Ruins'|Marilyn Johnson|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Call them Trojan horse foods: nutritiously pleasing ingredients (oats, yogurts) that conceal a whole host of junk.
Businessmen and churchgoers find it difficult to conceal while wearing a shirt and tie.
I bowed my head to conceal the expression which might have told his lordship that I intended to do nothing of the kind.The International Spy|Allen Upward
She made desperate efforts to control her grief, and conceal the tears that rolled in quick succession down her pale cheeks.Flora Lyndsay|Susanna Moodie
He did not conceal anything; he merely outlined without filling in the bare suggestion.Money Magic|Hamlin Garland
The gesture, together with his forward-tilted hat, served to conceal the fact that he was masked.The Lone Ranger Rides|Fran Striker
"Yes, we will swear it," answered Leonard, who could not conceal the anguish of his anxiety.The People Of The Mist|H. Rider Haggard
British Dictionary definitions for conceal
Word Origin for conceal
Word Origin and History for conceal
early 14c., 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.