What is conceal?

  • (verb): Hold back; keep from being perceived by others.
    Synonyms: hold back, hold in
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on conceal:

Lavender Marriage - In Fiction
... McClure enters into a lavender marriage with Selma Bouvier to conceal his unusual sexual desire for fish/aquatic animals ... in the series Mad Men (2007), who enters into a lavender marriage to conceal his homosexuality from the early 1960s Madison Avenue advertising agency on which the ... designer, marries Janet, a heterosexual model, to conceal his sexual orientation ...
Counter-intelligence - Types of Offensive Counterespionage Operations - Double Agent - Active Provocateur
... He is also very likely to conceal one channel of communication with A-for example, a second secret writing system ... The provocateur may also conceal his true sponsor, claiming for example (and truthfully) to represent an A1 service (allied with A) whereas his actual control is the A-a fact which the ...
Secrecies - Secrecy in Sociology and Zoology
... Animals conceal the location of their den or nest from predators ... Humans attempt to consciously conceal aspects of themselves from others due to shame, or from fear of violence, rejection, harassment, loss of acceptance, or loss of employment ... Humans may also attempt to conceal aspects of their own self which they are not capable of incorporating psychologically into their conscious being ...
Beard (companion)
... or girlfriend), or spouse either to conceal infidelity or to conceal one's sexual orientation ... referred to anyone who acted on behalf of another, in any transaction, to conceal a person's true identity ...
List Of The Story Of Saiunkoku Characters - The Ko Clan - Kijin Ko
... These masks usually conceal his entire face, although they have a lower panel that can open to uncover his mouth when he eats or drinks in public ... Although his masks are widely assumed to conceal a deformed or hideous appearance, in fact they conceal a face of such dazzling beauty that it can drive people insane ...

More definitions of "conceal":

  • (verb): Prevent from being seen or discovered.
    Synonyms: hide

Famous quotes containing the word conceal:

    The first step towards vice is to shroud innocent actions in mystery, and whoever likes to conceal something sooner or later has reason to conceal it.
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau (1712–1778)

    Trying to conceal a crime is like burying a seed in the ground.
    Franz Grillparzer (1791–1872)

    Fogs and clouds which conceal the overshadowing mountains lend the breadth of the plains to mountain vales. Even the small-featured country acquires some grandeur in stormy weather when clouds are seen drifting between the beholder and the neighboring hills.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)