Simple Definition of conceal
: to hide (something or someone) from sight
: to keep (something) secret
Examples of conceal
The sunglasses conceal her eyes.
The controls are concealed behind a panel.
The defendant is accused of attempting to conceal evidence.
The editorial accused the government of concealing the truth.
She could barely conceal her anger.
Origin of conceal
Middle English concelen, from Anglo-French conceler, from Latin concelare, from com- + celare to hide — more at hell
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of conceal
Rhymes with conceal
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CONCEALMENT Defined for Kids
Definition of concealment
1 : the act of hiding : the state of being hidden <concealment of the treasure>
2 : a hiding place <The animal came out of its concealment.>
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