Definition of conceal in English:


Line breaks: con|ceal
Pronunciation: /kənˈsiːl


[with object]
1Not allow to be seen; hide: a line of sand dunes concealed the distant sea
More example sentences
  • My dark hair conceals my damp yellow eyes, like a funeral veil that hides a widow's tears.
  • She carefully picked up two small bottles, concealing one with the other.
  • The room in which was entered was both dead and dark, concealing everything that existed in it.
1.1Prevent (something) from being known; keep secret: they were at great pains to conceal that information from the public
More example sentences
  • The problem for me is how unfreedom is hidden, concealed in precisely what is presented to us as new freedoms.
  • The knowledge of this has always been there, but it's been half hidden, concealed for its own good.
  • Humankind's deceptive nature is probably the one thing we cannot hide or conceal.


Middle English: from Old French conceler, from Latin concelare, from con- 'completely' + celare 'hide'.

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