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Synonyms for conceal
kənˈsilcon·ceal

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Wiktionary

  1. concealverb

    Synonyms:
    obfuscate, hide, secrete

    Antonyms:
    reveal, admit, uncover

  2. concealverb

    To hide something from view or from public knowledge, to try to keep something secret.

    He tried to conceal the truth about his health.

    Synonyms:
    hide, obfuscate, secrete

    Antonyms:
    admit, reveal, uncover

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. conceal

    Hide is the general term, including all the rest, signifying to put out of sight or beyond ready observation or approach; a thing may be hidden by intention, by accident, or by the imperfection of the faculties of the one from whom it is hidden; in their games, children hide the slipper, or hide themselves from each other; a man unconsciously hides a picture from another by standing before it, or hides a thing from himself by laying something else over it. Even an unconscious object may hide another; as, a cloud hides the sun, or a building hides some part of the prospect by intervening between it and the observer's position. As an act of persons, to conceal is always intentional; one may hide his face in anger, grief, or abstraction; he conceals his face when he fears recognition. A house is hidden by foliage; the bird's nest is artfully concealed. Secrete is a stronger word than conceal, and is used chiefly of such material objects as may be separated from the person, or from their ordinary surroundings, and put in unlooked-for places; a man conceals a scar on his face, but does not secrete it; a thief secretes stolen goods; an officer may also be said to secrete himself to watch the thief. A thing is covered by putting something over or around it, whether by accident or design; it is screened by putting something before it, always with some purpose of protection from observation, inconvenience, attack, censure, etc. In the figurative use, a person may hide honorable feelings; he conceals an evil or hostile intent. Anything which is effectually covered and hidden under any mass or accumulation is buried. Money is buried in the ground; a body is buried in the sea; a paper is buried under other documents. Whatever is buried is hidden or concealed; but there are many ways of hiding or concealing a thing without burying it. So a person may be covered with wraps, and not buried under them. Bury may be used of any object, entomb and inter only of a dead body. Figuratively, one may be said to be buried in business, in study, etc. Compare IMMERSE; PALLIATE.

    Synonyms:
    bury, cloak, cover, disguise, dissemble, entomb, hide, inter, mask, overwhelm, screen, secrete, suppress, veil

    Antonyms:
    admit, advertise, avow, betray, confess, disclose, discover, disinter, divulge, exhibit, exhume, expose, lay bare, lay open, make known, reveal, manifest, promulgate, publish, raise, show, tell, uncover, unmask, unveil

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. conceal

    Synonyms:
    hide, secrete, disguise, keep secret, dissemble, screen, suppress

    Antonyms:
    reveal, manifest, exhibit, avow, confess, expose, promulgate, publish, divulge

Princeton's WordNet

  1. hide, concealverb

    prevent from being seen or discovered

    "Muslim women hide their faces"; "hide the money"

    Synonyms:
    cover, hide out, enshroud, obliterate, hold in, blot out, hide, hold back, shroud, veil, obscure

  2. conceal, hold back, hold inverb

    hold back; keep from being perceived by others

    "She conceals her anger well"

    Synonyms:
    arrest, keep, restrain, hold back, confine, hold off, moderate, hold in, hold, check, retain, contain, keep back, forbear, enclose, wait, stop, hide, curb, control, turn back

Editors Contribution

  1. choke back (verb)

    fail to control one’s emotions

    they choked back tears (feelings; anger; disappointment, etc.)

    Submitted by erhnice on July 28, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. concealverb

    Synonyms:
    hide, secrete, cover, screen, bury, cover up

  2. concealverb

    Synonyms:
    disguise, dissemble, keep secret

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "conceal":

    hide, disguise, mask, obscure, concealment, dissemble, camouflage, bury

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How to use conceal in a sentence?

  1. Dwight D. Eisenhower:

    Don't join the book burners. Do not think you are going to conceal thoughts by concealing evidence that they ever existed.

  2. Chris Coons:

    I've gotten some reassurance about how difficult it is for them to effectively conceal what we know to have been their illicit nuclear weapons developments there.

  3. Mayank kumar:

    You know how I conceal my pain talk so much and laugh a lot”

  4. Edgar Quinet:

    The perfection of art is to conceal art.

  5. Woodrow Wilson, _Congressional Government_, p. 109:

    No one who has read official documents needs to be told how easy it is to conceal the essential truth under the apparently candid and all- disclosing phrases of a voluminous and particularizing report....


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