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Synonyms for covert
ˈkoʊ vərt, ˈkʌv ərt; ˈkʌv ərt, ˈkoʊ vərt; ˈkʌv ərt; oʊˈvɜrt, ˈoʊ vərt; ˈkoʊ vərtcovert

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  1. covertadjective

    feme covert


  2. covertadjective

    Hidden, covered over; overgrown, sheltered.

    feme covert


  3. covertadjective

    Secret, surreptitious, concealed.

    feme covert


Princeton's WordNet

  1. covertnoun

    a flock of coots

    concealment, screen, cover

    raw, bald, naked, barefaced, visible, open, undisguised, unprotected, overt

  2. screen, cover, covert, concealmentadjective

    a covering that serves to conceal or shelter something

    "a screen of trees afforded privacy"; "under cover of darkness"; "the brush provided a covert for game"; "the simplest concealment is to match perfectly the color of the background"

    masking, blanket, screen, covering, silver screen, blind, projection screen, back, screen door, covering fire, hiding, screenland, natural covering, cover song, privateness, sieve, concealing, concealment, cover version, top, cover, privacy, filmdom, binding, cover charge, secrecy, screening, book binding

    bald, visible, undisguised, unprotected, raw, barefaced, overt, naked, open

  3. covertadjective

    secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed

    "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels"

    unprotected, raw, barefaced, bald, undisguised, overt, naked, open, visible

  4. covertadjective

    (of a wife) being under the protection of her husband

    "a woman covert"

    visible, bald, open, unprotected, overt, raw, barefaced, undisguised, naked

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. covertnoun

    shelter, refuge, asylum, harbor, sanctuary, retreat, defence

  2. covertadjective

    hidden, concealed, secret, disguised, clandestine, underhand, sly, insidious, stealthy

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. covertadjective

    secret, hidden, disguised, clandestine, stealthy

  2. covertnoun

    shelter, refuge, retreat, underwood, jungle, thicket

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How to use covert in a sentence?

  1. Bruce Klingner:

    The overt economy is predominantly sales of natural resources, the covert economy is harder to estimate, but consists of weapons sales, the counterfeiting of U.S. $100 bills . . . production and distribution of illegal narcotics, cigarettes and pharmaceuticals, including Viagra, insurance scams, money laundering, and cybercrime.

  2. Director David Vigneault:

    These activities ... cross the line by attempting toundermine our democratic processes or threaten our citizens in a covert and clandestine manner.

  3. Former CIA officer John Sipher:

    The simple difference is between covert interference on one side and public preferences. China is using influence, diplomacy and commentary in press and propaganda organs. Russia is using disinformation, fake accounts, bots, covert funding as part of a secret campaign.

  4. The Times:

    Compiled this month by the Cabinet Office under the codename Operation Yellowhammer, the dossier offers a rare glimpse into the covert planning being carried out by the government to avert a catastrophic collapse in the nation's infrastructure, the file, marked.

  5. Bruce Klingner:

    North Korea has both an overt and covert economy through which it gains money, the overt economy is predominantly sales of natural resources.

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