Conceal meaning

kən-sēl'
The definition of conceal means to keep something hidden or secret.

An example of conceal is hiding old love letters from a spouse.

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To put out of sight; hide.
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To keep from another's knowledge; keep secret.
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To hide something from view or from public knowledge, to try to keep something secret.

He tried to conceal the truth about his health.

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To keep from being observed or discovered; hide.
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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