Definition of

Overt

  1. (adj, all) open and observable; not secret or hidden
    overt hostility
    overt intelligence gathering
    open ballots

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Synonyms of Overt

open

Antonyms of Overt

covert

Origin of the word Overt

  1. early 14c., "open to view," from O.Fr. overt (Fr. ouvert), pp. of ovrir "to open," from L. aperire "to open, uncover," from PIE *ap-wer-yo- from *ap- "off, away" + base *wer- "to cover" (see weir). Cf. L. operire "to cover," from the same root with PIE prefix *op- "over;" and Lith. atveriu "open," uzveriu<… more

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