What does conceal mean?

Definitions for conceal
kənˈsilcon·ceal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hide, conceal(verb)

    prevent from being seen or discovered

    "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money"

  2. conceal, hold back, hold in(verb)

    hold back; keep from being perceived by others

    "She conceals her anger well"

Wiktionary

  1. conceal(Verb)

    To hide something from view or from public knowledge, to try to keep something secret.

    He tried to conceal the truth about his health.

    Etymology: From conceler, from concelare, infinitive of concelo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Conceal(verb)

    to hide or withdraw from observation; to cover; to cover or keep from sight; to prevent the discovery of; to withhold knowledge of

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Conceal

    kon-sēl′, v.t. to hide completely or carefully: to keep secret; to disguise: to keep from telling.—adjs. Conceal′able, that may be concealed; Concealed′, hidden.—n. Conceal′ment, act of concealing: secrecy: disguise: hiding-place: (Shak.) a mystery. [O. Fr. conceler—L. concelāre, from con, inten., and celāre, to hide.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'conceal' in Verbs Frequency: #798

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How to say conceal in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of conceal in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of conceal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of conceal in a Sentence

  1. Adam Schiff:

    This action is long overdue and follows an inexplicable series of events in which the White House played a role in selectively and surreptitiously providing the documents to our Chairman (Nunes), the White House has yet to explain why it attempted to conceal its role in the compilation of these materials. The White House is not a whistleblower and nothing that I was shown justifies such duplicitous conduct.

  2. Francois Marie Arouet Voltaire:

    Men use thought only as authority for their injustice, and employ speech only to conceal their thoughts.

  3. George Du Maurier:

    Sick I am of idle words, past all reconciling, Words that weary and perplex and pander and conceal, Wake the sounds that cannot lie, for all their sweet beguiling The language one need fathom not, but only hear and feel.

  4. Steven Schooner:

    No one seems to deny that these were actual conflicts and the players affirmatively attempted to conceal them, that simply cannot be tolerated.

  5. Chris Coons:

    I've gotten some reassurance about how difficult it is for them to effectively conceal what we know to have been their illicit nuclear weapons developments there.

Images & Illustrations of conceal

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