a secret action undertaken to influence the course of political events, as a government intelligence operation.
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ACTION! Verbs in the SpotlightA verb conveys the action or state of being within a sentence. It answers the question what happens? In the sentence “John drives to the store,” for example, the answer to “What happens to John?” is that John drives. The base form of a verb starts with the word to and ends with the infinitive, or root, verb. Examples include to walk, to go, to …
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- covert cloth,
- covert coat,
- covert sensitization,
Origin of covert action
First recorded in 1975–80
Also called covert operation.
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