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conceal

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of conceal

  1. 1 to put into a hiding place wisely concealed the documents in a drawer beneath a false bottom Synonyms of conceal bury, cache, hide, ensconce, secreteWords Related to conceal hoard, squirrel (away), stash; entomb, interNear Antonyms of conceal bare, expose, reveal, show, uncover, unmask, unveil, unwrap; flaunt, parade, show off; disinter, unearthAntonyms of conceal display, exhibit

  2. 2 to keep secret or shut off from view tried to conceal her true intentions from immigration officials Synonyms of conceal belie, blanket, blot out, cloak, hide, cover, curtain, disguise, enshroud, mask, obscure, occult, paper over, screen, shroud, suppress, veilWords Related to conceal bury, camouflage, cover (up), smother; gild, gloss (over), varnish, whitewash; becloud, bedim, befog, block, cloud, darken, eclipse, obstruct, occlude, overcast, overshadow, shadeNear Antonyms of conceal bring out, present; clarify, illuminate; advertise, air, broadcast, get out, proclaim, publicize, publish, spreadAntonyms of conceal bare, disclose, display, divulge, expose, reveal, show, uncloak, uncover, unmask, unveil

Synonym Discussion of conceal

hide, conceal, screen, secrete, bury mean to withhold or withdraw from sight. hide may or may not suggest intent.
    • hide in the closet
    • a house hidden in the woods
conceal usually does imply intent and often specifically implies a refusal to divulge.
    • concealed the weapon
screen implies an interposing of something that prevents discovery.
    • a house screened by trees
secrete suggests a depositing in a place unknown to others.
    • secreted the amulet inside his shirt
bury implies covering up so as to hide completely.
    • buried the treasure


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