conceal

When you conceal something, you are keeping it from being discovered: “To avoid another argument with his cousins, Jonathan worked hard to conceal his disappointment at the outcome of the race.”

The verb conceal can be used to describe the hiding of feelings (as in “to conceal anger”) or facts (as in “to conceal identity”). Conceal also can be used to describe the act of hiding or covering an item to prevent discovery. If you eat the last piece of chocolate cake, for example, you may want to conceal the evidence by removing the icing-stained plate from your room.

Definitions of conceal
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v prevent from being seen or discovered

Synonyms:
hide
Antonyms:
show
make visible or noticeable
Types:
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veil
to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil
secrete
place out of sight; keep secret
block, obstruct
shut out from view or get in the way so as to hide from sight
cover
spread over a surface to conceal or protect
bosom
hide in one's bosom
bury
cover from sight
cover, cover up
hide from view or knowledge
harbor, harbour, shield
hold back a thought or feeling about
becloud, befog, cloud, fog, haze over, mist, obnubilate, obscure
make less visible or unclear
disguise, mask
make unrecognizable
sweep under the rug
to conceal something in the hopes it won't be discovered by others
lurk, skulk
lie in wait, lie in ambush, behave in a sneaky and secretive manner
cloak, dissemble, mask
hide under a false appearance
dissimulate
hide (feelings) from other people
masquerade
take part in a masquerade
gloss over, hush up, sleek over, whitewash
cover up a misdemeanor, fault, or error
overshadow
cast a shadow upon
camouflage
disguise by camouflaging; exploit the natural surroundings to disguise something

v hold back; keep from being perceived by others

“She conceals her anger well”
Synonyms:
hold back, hold in
Types:
occult
hide from view

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