conceal Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"conceal" in British English

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concealverb [T]

uk   us   /kənˈsiːl/
C2 to ​prevent something from being ​seen or ​known about: The ​listeningdevice was concealed in a ​pen. I ​tried to conceal my ​surprise when she told me her ​age. It was said that the ​police concealed ​vitalevidence. Is there something you're concealing from me?
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concealed
adjective uk   us   /-ˈsiːld/
The ​robbery had been ​recorded on a concealed ​securitycamera. He was ​carrying a concealed ​weapon. The ​room had concealed ​lighting.
(Definition of conceal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"conceal" in American English

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concealverb [T]

 us   /kənˈsil/
to ​prevent something from being ​seen or ​known about; to ​hide something: He made no ​attempt to conceal his ​satisfaction.
(Definition of conceal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"conceal" in Business English

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concealverb [T]

uk   us   /kənˈsiːl/
to not tell somebody about something that they have the ​right to know about: Do not conceal ​health problems from a ​prospectiveinsurer.
(Definition of conceal from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “conceal”
in Korean -을 숨기다…
in Arabic يُخْفي…
in Malaysian menyembunyikan…
in French dissimuler…
in Russian прятать, скрывать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 隱藏, 隱匿, 隱瞞…
in Italian occultare, celare…
in Turkish gizlemek, saklamak…
in Polish ukrywać…
in Spanish ocultar, disimular…
in Vietnamese che đậy…
in Portuguese ocultar, dissimular…
in Thai ปกปิด, เก็บเป็นความลับ…
in German verbergen…
in Catalan amagar…
in Japanese ~を隠す…
in Chinese (Simplified) 隐藏, 隐匿, 隐瞒…
in Indonesian menyembunyikan…
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