Dissimulate meaning

dĭ-sĭmyə-lāt
To hide or disguise by adopting a false appearance.
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To hide (one's feelings, motives, etc.) by pretense; dissemble.
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(intransitive) To practise deception by concealment or omission or by feigning a false appearance.
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(rare) To connive at; to wink at; to pretend not to notice.
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Feigning; simulating; pretending.

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To conceal (one's intentions, for example) under a feigned appearance.
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To conceal one's true feelings or intentions.
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Origin of dissimulate

  • Middle English dissimulaten from Latin dissimulāre dissimulāt- dis- dis- simulāre to simulate simulate

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