dissimulate

verb
dis·sim·u·late | \(ˌ)di-ˈsim-yə-ˌlāt \
dissimulated; dissimulating

Definition of dissimulate 

transitive verb

: to hide under a false appearance smiled to dissimulate her urgency— Alice Glenday

intransitive verb

: dissemble a politician's ability to dissimulate

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Other Words from dissimulate

dissimulation \(ˌ)di-ˌsim-yə-ˈlā-shən \ noun
dissimulator \(ˈ)di-ˈsim-yə-ˌlā-tər \ noun

Synonyms for dissimulate

Synonyms

dissemble, let on, make out, pretend

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Examples of dissimulate in a Sentence

as an actress she had been trained to dissimulate, so she had no trouble hiding her true feelings offstage as well

First Known Use of dissimulate

15th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

History and Etymology for dissimulate

Middle English, from Latin dissimulatus, past participle of dissimulare, from dis- + simulare to simulate

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