conceal

[ kuh n-seel ]SEE DEFINITION OF conceal

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR CONCEAL

This is too well-known a truth for me to endeavor to conceal it, especially from you.

About daylight I reached a forest in which I could conceal myself during the day.

He dashed the glass from him, and burst into tears which he did not even try to conceal.

Burke winced, but he made shift to conceal his realization of the truth she had stated to him.

She made no attempt to conceal them; rather, she pointed to them with pride.

She had no pity, in her feeling for her own child, for the hurt I might conceal.

His instinct, indeed, was not to tell things to her, to conceal them from her.

"I'll see it in London," she had said bravely, trying to conceal her disappointment.

She had not been able to conceal from herself that he was a terrible encumbrance, that poor Stevie.

The simple creature has not art enough to conceal her passion.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., concelen, from Old French conceler "to hide, conceal, dissimulate," from Latin concelare "to hide," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + celare "to hide," from PIE root *kel- "to hide" (see cell). Replaced Old English deagan. Related: Concealed; concealing.

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