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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dissemble  \Dis*sem"ble\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Dissembled};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Dissembling}.]  [OF.  dissembler  to  be 
  dissimilar;  pref.  dis-  (L.  dis-)  +  F.  sembler  to  seem,  L. 
  simulare  to  simulate;  cf  L.  dissimulare  to  dissemble.  See 
  {Simulate},  and  cf  {Dissimulate}.] 
  1.  To  hide  under  a  false  semblance  or  seeming;  to  feign 
  something  not  to  be  what  it  really  is  to  put  an  untrue 
  appearance  upon  to  disguise;  to  mask. 
 
  Dissemble  all  your  griefs  and  discontents.  --Shak. 
 
  Perhaps  it  was  right  to  dissemble  your  love,  But  -- 
  why  did  you  kick  me  down  stairs?  --J.  P. 
  Kemble. 
 
  2.  To  put  on  the  semblance  of  to  make  pretense  of  to 
  simulate;  to  feign. 
 
  He  soon  dissembled  a  sleep.  --Tatler. 
 
  Syn:  To  conceal;  disguise;  cloak;  cover;  equivocate.  See 
  {Conceal}. 




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