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Synonyms for secrete
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. secrete, release(verb)

    generate and separate from cells or bodily fluids

    "secrete digestive juices"; "release a hormone into the blood stream"

    Synonyms:
    turn, exhaust, unloose, unloosen, unblock, unfreeze, liberate, expel, free, discharge, release, put out, give up, loose, let go, let go of, resign, relinquish, publish, bring out, issue, eject

  2. secrete(verb)

    place out of sight; keep secret

    "The money was secreted from his children"

    Synonyms:
    release

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. secrete

    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, conceal, cover, disguise, dissemble, entomb, hide, inter, mask, overwhelm, screen, 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. secrete

    Synonyms:
    hide, conceal

    Antonyms:
    expose, publish, manifest, exhibit, disclose

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. secrete(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    hide, conceal, shroud, bury

  2. secrete(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    separate (as from blood or sap)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. secrete(v)

    Synonyms:
    bury, hide, conceal, shroud, disguise, cloak

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    excrete

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How to use secrete in a sentence?

  1. Holly Phillips:

    This checklist of 10 reasons your internal thermostat is out of whack can help you get a handle on why you're chronically freezing your butt off. You're too thin Low body weight — defined as a BMI hovering around 18.5 or under — can chill you out for a couple of reasons. First, when you're underweight, you lack an adequate level of body fat to insulate you from cold temperatures, explained Maggie Moon, RD, a Los Angeles – based nutritionist. The other thing is, to maintain that low BMI, you have to reduce your food intake so you likely aren't eating very much at all. Skimping on calories puts the brakes on your metabolism, so you don't create enough body heat. Consider putting on a few pounds by loading up on whole, healthy foods that contain lots of protein, fat, and complex carbohydrates. RELATED : Subtle Signs of Eating Disorders Your Thyroid is out of whack Add cold intolerance to the long list of health issues you can blame on the butterfly-shaped gland in your neck. Always being cold is a telltale sign of hypothyroidism, which means Your Thyroid doesn't secrete enough thyroid hormone.

  2. Raymond Casciari:

    The saliva you secrete when chewing gum really has a calming effect on acid reflux.

  3. Mary Jane Minkin:

    Besides hCG, the body doesn’t secrete anything in the urine that would give you a clue that you’re having a baby, so if the test doesn’t measure hCG specifically, and no natural method does, it’s not going to prove anything.

  4. Joshy Jacob:

    The milk stayed good, just like you refrigerated it, in 2012, scientists took that particular frog and wanted to know why is it, why do these frogs keep milk fresh? It turned out that when you shock a frog or when you stimulate them or stress them, they secrete these short peptides into their surroundings.

  5. The Omani Shed:

    You can keep your secrete hidden from people but you can’t hide the sun with your thump.


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