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Meaning of dissimulate

dis•sim•u•late

Pronunciation: (di-sim'yu-lāt"), [key]
— v., -lat•ed, -lat•ing.
—v.t.
  1. to disguise or conceal under a false appearance; dissemble: to dissimulate one's true feelings about a rival.
—v.i.
  1. to conceal one's true motives, thoughts, etc., by some pretense; speak or act hypocritically.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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