Overt definitions

ō-vûrt', ō'vûrt'
The definition of overt is something that is out in the open.

An example of overt is public displays of affection.

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Open and observable; not hidden, concealed, or secret.

Overt hostility; overt intelligence gathering.

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Of, relating to, or being military or intelligence operations sanctioned or mandated by Congress.

Overt aid to the rebels.

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Not hidden; open; observable; apparent; manifest.
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Done openly and publicly, without attempt at concealment and with evident intent.
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Unconcealed; open and observable; not secret.
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Open and not secret nor concealed.
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Origin of overt

Middle English from Old French past participle of ovrir to open from Vulgar Latin ōperīre alteration (influenced by Latin cōperīre to cover) of Latin aperīre wer-4 in Indo-European roots