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conceal

con·ceal

conceal

 
pronunciation:
kn sil
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: concealed, concealing, conceals
definition 1: to hide or keep hidden from sight.
He concealed the gift in his desk so that it would be a surprise.This makeup is supposed to conceal your skin's flaws.The safe is concealed behind that painting.
synonyms:
cover, hide, mask, screen, secrete, veil
antonyms:
disclose, open, reveal, show
similar words:
cache, camouflage, curtain, ensconce, harbor, obscure, occult, wrap
definition 2: to hide from discovery; keep secret.
As a government security agent, his real identity was concealed.He told them a convincing story, but he concealed his true motives.
synonyms:
camouflage, disguise, dissemble, hide, mask, secrete, veil
antonyms:
betray, confess, disclose, divulge, evince, open, reveal
similar words:
cloak, harbor, hush up
derivations: concealable (adj.), concealed (adj.), concealer (n.), concealment (n.)