from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To keep from being seen, found, observed, or discovered; hide. See Synonyms at hide1.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To hide or withdraw from observation; to cover; to cover or keep from sight; to prevent the discovery of; to withhold knowledge of.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To hide; withdraw, remove, or shield from observation; cover or keep from sight; secrete: as, a party of men concealed themselves behind a wall; his face was concealed by a mask.
  • To keep close or secret; forbear to disclose or divulge; withhold from utterance or declaration: as, to conceal one's thoughts or opinions.
  • Synonyms Conceal, Hide, Secrete, screen, cover, cloak, disguise, dissemble. To conceal and to hide may be to put or keep out of sight, literally or figuratively; to secrete is to put out of sight literally. Conceal implies least of action, and hide less than secrete. Conceal and hide may be used by a sort of personification where secrete could not be employed: as, a cave concealed by bushes; a cottage hidden amid woods. See dissemble.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. prevent from being seen or discovered
  • v. hold back; keep from being perceived by others


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

Middle English concelen, from Old French conceler, from Latin concēlāre : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + cēlāre, to hide; see kel-1 in Indo-European roots.

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From Old French conceler ("hide, disguise"), from Latin concelāre, infinitive of concelō ("carefully disguise").


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  • 'Verbergen', 'Vorenthalten'

    S: Hide, Secrete, Cover, Disguise, Dissemble

    A: Reveal, Uncover, Unwrap

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