Definition of "conceal" [con•ceal]

  • To keep from being seen, found, observed, or discovered; hide. See Synonyms at hide1. (verb-transitive)

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Use "conceal" in a sentence
  • "Noted historian of the American West Martha Sandweiss is the first writer to uncover the life that King tried so hard to conceal from the public eye."
  • "Operation Mincemeat, an elaborate and sucessful ruse by British naval intelligence to conceal from the Germans preparations to invade Sicily in 1943, has been some time in coming to light."
  • "Obama's extensive relationship with ACORN -- which his campaign has sought to conceal from the squirrel and human communities -- raises serious questions about the judgment of the person who wants to be chief executive of our economy."