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dissimulate

dis·sim·u·late

dissimulate

 
pronunciation:
dI sIm y leIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: dissimulated, dissimulates, dissimulating
definition: to hide or disguise the true nature of; dissemble.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to hide one's true feelings, intentions, or the like by pretense or hypocrisy.
She may seem gentle and kind but she is dissimulating and is in fact desperate to take revenge on us.
derivations: dissimulative (adj.), dissimulator (n.)
Word Parts
The word dissimulate contains the following parts:
sim, semb Latin root that means like, similar
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).