An example of conceal is hiding old love letters from a spouse.
- to put out of sight; hide
- to keep from another's knowledge; keep secret
Origin of concealMiddle English concelen from Old French conceler from Classical Latin concelare, to hide from com-, together + celare, to hide from Indo-European base an unverified form ?el, to hide, conceal from source hall, hull, Classical Greek kalyptein
transitive verbcon·cealed, con·ceal·ing, con·ceals
Origin of concealMiddle English concelen from Old French conceler from Latin concēlāre com- intensive pref. ; see com- . cēlāre to hide ; see kel-1 in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present conceals, present participle concealing, simple past and past participle concealed)
From Old French conceler (“hide, disguise”), from Latin concelāre, infinitive of concelō (“carefully disguise”).