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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kuh n-seel]
    • /kənˈsil/
    • /kənˈsiːl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kuh n-seel]
    • /kənˈsil/

Definitions of conceal word

  • verb conceal If you conceal something, you cover it or hide it carefully. 3
  • verb conceal If you conceal a piece of information or a feeling, you do not let other people know about it. 3
  • verb conceal If something conceals something else, it covers it and prevents it from being seen. 3
  • verb conceal to keep from discovery; hide 3
  • verb conceal to keep secret 3
  • verb transitive conceal to put out of sight; hide 3

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Origin of conceal

First appearance:

before 1275
One of the 13% oldest English words
1275-1325; Middle English conselen, concelen < Anglo-French conceler < Latin concēlāre, equivalent to con- con- + cēlāre to hide (akin to hull1, Greek koleón scabbard (see Coleoptera); cf. occult)

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Parts of speech for Conceal


conceal popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% 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 conceal

verb conceal

  • harbor — a part of a body of water along the shore deep enough for anchoring a ship and so situated with respect to coastal features, whether natural or artificial, as to provide protection from winds, waves, and currents.
  • cover — If you cover something, you place something else over it in order to protect it, hide it, or close it.
  • stow — Nautical. to put (cargo, provisions, etc.) in the places intended for them. to put (sails, spars, gear, etc.) in the proper place or condition when not in use.
  • mask — a form of aristocratic entertainment in England in the 16th and 17th centuries, originally consisting of pantomime and dancing but later including dialogue and song, presented in elaborate productions given by amateur and professional actors.
  • cloak — A cloak is a long, loose, sleeveless piece of clothing which people used to wear over their other clothes when they went out.

Antonyms for conceal

verb conceal

  • uncover — to lay bare; disclose; reveal.
  • disregard — to pay no attention to; leave out of consideration; ignore: Disregard the footnotes.
  • ignore — to refrain from noticing or recognizing: to ignore insulting remarks.
  • unwrap — to remove or open the wrapping of.
  • disclose — to make known; reveal or uncover: to disclose a secret.

adjective conceal

  • dumper — to drop or let fall in a mass; fling down or drop heavily or suddenly: Dump the topsoil here.
  • unburden — to free from a burden.
  • out with it — a command to make something known immediately, without missing any details
  • get off one's chest — Anatomy. the trunk of the body from the neck to the abdomen; thorax.
  • unbosom — to disclose (a confidence, secret, etc.).

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