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Definitions of closeting word

  • noun closeting Present participle of closet. 1
  • noun closeting (historical) A private conference or interview. 0

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Parts of speech for Closeting


closeting popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for closeting

noun closeting

  • complicity — Complicity is involvement with other people in an illegal activity or plan.
  • conspiracy — Conspiracy is the secret planning by a group of people to do something illegal.
  • burial — A burial is the act or ceremony of putting a dead body into a grave in the ground.
  • camouflage — Camouflage consists of things such as leaves, branches, or brown and green paint, which are used to make it difficult for an enemy to see military forces and equipment.
  • concealment — Concealment is the state of being hidden or the act of hiding something.

verb closeting

  • apprehend — If the police apprehend someone, they catch them and arrest them.
  • commit — If someone commits a crime or a sin, they do something illegal or bad.
  • detain — When people such as the police detain someone, they keep them in a place under their control.
  • hold — to have or keep in the hand; keep fast; grasp: She held the purse in her right hand. He held the child's hand in his.
  • incarcerate — to imprison; confine.

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verb closeting

  • cease — If something ceases, it stops happening or existing.
  • free — enjoying personal rights or liberty, as a person who is not in slavery: a land of free people.
  • let go — to move or proceed, especially to or from something: They're going by bus.
  • liberate — to set free, as from imprisonment or bondage.
  • release — to lease again.

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