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Synonyms for conceal
kənˈsil

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hide, conceal(verb)

    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 in(verb)

    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

Wiktionary

  1. conceal(verb)

    Synonyms:
    obfuscate, hide, secrete

    Antonyms:
    reveal, admit, uncover

  2. conceal(verb)

    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

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. conceal(v. a.)

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

  2. conceal(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    disguise, dissemble, keep secret

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

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

How to pronounce conceal?

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How to use conceal in a sentence?

  1. John Pistole:

    That is one of things that concerns us, how well do they design, construct and then conceal.

  2. William Osler:

    Look wise say nothing and grunt, speech was given to conceal thought.

  3. Aaron Levenstein:

    Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital.

  4. Francis Beaumont:

    All confidence which is not absolute and entire, is dangerous. There are few occasions but where a man ought either to say all, or conceal all; for, how little so ever you have revealed of your secret to a friend, you have already said too much if you think it not safe to make him privy to all particulars.

  5. Friedrich Nietzsche:

    Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.


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