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overt

[ oh-vurt, oh-vurt ]
/ oʊˈvɜrt, ˈoʊ vɜrt /
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adjective
open to view or knowledge; not concealed or secret: overt hostility.
Heraldry. (of a device, as a purse) represented as open: a purse overt.
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Origin of overt

1275–1325; Middle English <Old French, past participle of ouvrir to open <Vulgar Latin *ōperīre, for Latin aperīre

OTHER WORDS FROM overt

un·o·vert, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH overt

covert, overt
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How to use overt in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for overt

overt
/ (ˈəʊvɜːt, əʊˈvɜːt) /

adjective
open to view; observable
law open; deliberate. Criminal intent may be inferred from an overt act

Derived forms of overt

overtly, adverbovertness, noun

Word Origin for overt

C14: via Old French, from ovrir to open, from Latin aperīre
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