[ kuh n-seel ]
/ kənˈsil /
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.
Origin of conceal
SYNONYMS FOR conceal
1 See hide1.
OTHER WORDS FROM conceal
con·ceal·a·ble, adjectivecon·ceal·a·bil·i·ty, nouncon·ceal·ed·ly, adverbcon·ceal·ed·ness, noun
con·ceal·er, nounhalf-con·cealed, adjectivehalf-con·ceal·ing, adjectivepre·con·ceal, verb (used with object)re·con·ceal, verb (used with object)sem·i·con·cealed, adjectivesub·con·cealed, adjectiveun·con·cealed, adjectiveun·con·ceal·ing, adjectiveun·con·ceal·ing·ly, adverbwell-con·cealed, adjective
Words nearby conceal
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British Dictionary definitions for concealability
/ (kənˈsiːl) /
to keep from discovery; hide
to keep secret
Derived forms of concealconcealable, 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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