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Definition of Conceal


  1. To hide or withdraw from observation; to cover; to cover or keep from sight; to prevent the discovery of; to withhold knowledge of.

Conceal Quotations

This self-love is the instrument of our preservation; it resembles the provision for the perpetuity of mankind: it is necessary, it is dear to us, it gives us pleasure, and we must conceal it.

A woman, especially, if she have the misfortune of knowing anything, should conceal it as well as she can.
Jane Austen

Talking much about oneself can also be a means to conceal oneself.
Friedrich Nietzsche

Mr. Chairman, on September 11, we were attacked by terrorists who took advantage of weaknesses in our border security. After infiltrating our country, the terrorists were able to conceal their real identities, and thereby plot their attacks without fear of being apprehended.
Jim Ryun

We are only falsehood, duplicity, contradiction; we both conceal and disguise ourselves from ourselves.
Blaise Pascal
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Conceal Translations

conceal in Danish is skjule
conceal in Dutch is verhelen, verbergen, ontveinzen
conceal in Finnish is piilottaa
conceal in French is celons, celer, celent, cachent, cachons, cachez
conceal in German is verbergen, kaschiere, verbergen
conceal in Italian is nascosi, occultare
conceal in Latin is tego texi tectum, abdo, occulto, abscondo, celo
conceal in Portuguese is esconda
conceal in Spanish is ocultar, recatar
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