conceal

[ 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.

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Origin of conceal

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

SYNONYMS FOR conceal

1 See hide1.

OTHER WORDS FROM conceal

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Example sentences from the Web for half-concealed

British Dictionary definitions for half-concealed (1 of 2)

half-concealed

adjective

partially hiddenlittle half-concealed paths

British Dictionary definitions for half-concealed (2 of 2)

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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