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conceal

verb camouflage, cloak, confine, cover, cover up, curtain, disguise, eclipse, enshroud, entomb, envelop, harbor, hide, keep clandestine, keep from, keep out of sight, keep secret, keep to oneself, keep underground, make innonspicuous, make indiscernible, make unapparent, make unperceptible, mask, not reveal, obscure, occulere, protect, render invisible, screen, seclude, secrete, shade, shadow, shield, shroud, store, suppress, throw a veil over, veil, withhraw from observation, withold, withold information
Associated concepts: conceal assets, conceal information, conceal material facts
Foreign phrases: Fraus est celare fraudem.It is fraud to conneal a fraud.
See also: blind, camouflage, circumvent, cloak, clothe, disguise, distort, ensconce, enshroud, envelop, expurgate, guard, harbor, hedge, hide, misguide, misinform, obfuscate, obliterate, obnubilate, obscure, screen, seclude, sequester, shroud, stifle, suppress, withhold
References in classic literature ?
They had hardly arrived there when Trefusis was announced, and he was in their presence before they had time to conceal the expression of consternation his name brought into their faces.
It might indeed be possible to cover my face; but of what use was that, when I was unable to conceal the alteration in my stature?
The joy she felt at this discovery was so great she could not conceal it.
If a woman conceals her affection with the same skill from the object of it, she may lose the opportunity of fixing him; and it will then be but poor consolation to believe the world equally in the dark.
In such case, the trapper gives up the use of the bait, and conceals his traps in the usual paths and crossing places of the household.
The Canadians, however, began to apprehend an ambush in every thicket, and to regard the broad, tranquil plain as a sailor eyes some shallow and perfidious sea, which, though smooth and safe to the eye, conceals the lurking rock or treacherous shoal.
Nothing is more remarkable than the various deceptions by which guilt conceals itself from the perpetrator's conscience, and oftenest, perhaps, by the splendor of its garments.
They bow with immense deference when the door opens, but the bow conceals a smirk because of those Venetian days.
Therefore, the divine Providence which keeps the universe open in every direction to the soul, conceals all the furniture and all the persons that do not concern a particular soul, from the senses of that individual.
Others, on the contrary, are disposed to form unfavourable opinions of her mind, and disposition, if it be but to excuse themselves for their instinctive dislike of one so unfavoured by nature; and visa versa with her whose angel form conceals a vicious heart, or sheds a false, deceitful charm over defects and foibles that would not be tolerated in another.
Olga will look very alluring in the filmy creation that is her night-dress, and the clinging robe which but half conceals the charms that the former does not conceal at all.
Still, there is a certain interest which attaches to the mantel-piece: it conceals a cleverly constructed hiding-place, between the floor of the room and the ceiling of the room beneath, which was made during the last evil days of the Inquisition in Venice, and which is reported to have saved an ancestor of my gracious lord pursued by that terrible tribunal.