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English definition of “overt”

overt

adjective     /əʊˈvɜːt/ US  /oʊˈvɝːt/
done or shown publicly or in an obvious way and not secret: overt criticism overt racism He shows no overt signs of his unhappiness. → Compare covert adjectiveApparent and obviousVisible overtly     /-li/ adverb It was an overtly sexual advertising campaign.Apparent and obviousVisible
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