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Meaning of CONCEAL

Pronunciation:  kun'seel

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  prevent from being seen or discovered; "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money"
  2. [v]  hold back; keep from being perceived by others, as of emotions or expressions of emotions; "She conceals her anger well"

CONCEAL is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: hide, hold back, hold in
 Antonyms: show
 See Also: becloud, befog, block, bosom, bury, cloud, cover, cover up, disguise, fog, harbor, harbour, haze over, lurk, mist, obscure, occult, secrete, shield, skulk, sweep under the rug, veil



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Con*ceal"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Concealed}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Concealing}.] [OF. conceler, L. concelare; con- +
celareto hide; akin to AS. helan, G. hehlen, E. hele (to
cover), helmet. See {Hell}, {Helmet}.]
To hide or withdraw from observation; to cover; to cover or
keep from sight; to prevent the discovery of; to withhold
knowledge of.

      It is the glory of God to conceal a thing. --Prov. xxv.

      Declare ye among the nations, . . . publish and conceal
      not.                                     --Jer. l. 2.

      He which finds him shall deserve our thanks, . . . He
      that conceals him, death.                --Shak.

Syn: To hide; secrete; screen; cover; disguise; dissemble;
     mask; veil; cloak; screen.

Usage: {To Conceal}, {Hide}, {Disguise}, {Dissemble},
       {Secrete}. To hide is the generic term, which embraces
       all the rest. To conceal is simply not make known what
       we wish to keep secret. In the Bible hide often has
       the specific meaning of conceal. See --1 Sam. iii. 17,
       18. To disguise or dissemble is to conceal by assuming
       some false appearance. To secrete is to hide in some
       place of secrecy. A man may conceal facts, disguise
       his sentiments, dissemble his feelings, secrete stolen

             Bur double griefs afflict concealing hearts.

             Both dissemble deeply their affections. --Shak.

             We have in these words a primary sense, which
             reveals a future state, and a secondary sense,
             which hides and secretes it.      --Warburton.

Thesaurus Terms
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