Definition of


  1. (verb, perception) prevent from being seen or discovered
    hide the money
  2. (verb, perception) hold back; keep from being perceived by others

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Synonyms of Conceal

hide, hold back, hold in

Origin of the word Conceal

  1. 1292, from O.Fr. conceler "to hide," from L. concelare "to hide," from com- "together" + celare "to hide," from PIE base *kel- "to hide" (see cell). Replaced O.E. deagan. more

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