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conceal


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Conceal  \Con*ceal"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Concealed};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Concealing}.]  [OF.  conceler,  L.  concelare  con-  + 
  celareto  hide;  akin  to  AS  helan,  G.  hehlen,  E.  hele  (to 
  cover),  helmet.  See  {Hell},  {Helmet}.] 
  To  hide  or  withdraw  from  observation;  to  cover;  to  cover  or 
  keep  from  sight;  to  prevent  the  discovery  of  to  withhold 
  knowledge  of 
 
  It  is  the  glory  of  God  to  conceal  a  thing  --Prov.  xxv. 
  2. 
 
  Declare  ye  among  the  nations,  .  .  .  publish  and  conceal 
  not  --Jer.  l.  2. 
 
  He  which  finds  him  shall  deserve  our  thanks,  .  .  .  He 
  that  conceals  him  death.  --Shak. 
 
  Syn:  To  hide;  secrete;  screen;  cover;  disguise;  dissemble; 
  mask;  veil;  cloak;  screen. 
 
  Usage:  {To  Conceal},  {Hide},  {Disguise},  {Dissemble}, 
  {Secrete}.  To  hide  is  the  generic  term,  which  embraces 
  all  the  rest.  To  conceal  is  simply  not  make  known  what 
  we  wish  to  keep  secret.  In  the  Bible  hide  often  has 
  the  specific  meaning  of  conceal.  See  --1  Sam.  iii.  17, 
  18.  To  disguise  or  dissemble  is  to  conceal  by  assuming 
  some  false  appearance.  To  secrete  is  to  hide  in  some 
  place  of  secrecy.  A  man  may  conceal  facts,  disguise 
  his  sentiments,  dissemble  his  feelings,  secrete  stolen 
  goods. 
 
  Bur  double  griefs  afflict  concealing  hearts. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  Both  dissemble  deeply  their  affections.  --Shak. 
 
  We  have  in  these  words  a  primary  sense  which 
  reveals  a  future  state,  and  a  secondary  sense 
  which  hides  and  secretes  it  --Warburton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  conceal 
  v  1:  prevent  from  being  seen  or  discovered;  "Muslim  women  hide 
  their  faces"  [syn:  {hide}]  [ant:  {show}] 
  2:  hold  back  keep  from  being  perceived  by  others  as  of 
  emotions  or  expressions  of  emotions;  "She  conceals  her 
  anger  well"  [syn:  {hold  back},  {hold  in}] 




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