Conceal Definition

concealed, concealing, conceals
concealed, concealing, conceals
To put out of sight; hide.
Webster's New World
To keep from another's knowledge; keep secret.
Webster's New World

To hide something from view or from public knowledge, to try to keep something secret.

He tried to conceal the truth about his health.

Origin of Conceal

  • Middle English concelen from Old French conceler from Latin concēlāre com- intensive pref. com– cēlāre to hide kel-1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French conceler (“hide, disguise”), from Latin concelāre, infinitive of concelō (“carefully disguise”).

    From Wiktionary

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