Definition of dissimulate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

dissimulate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪˈsɪmjuleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈsɪmjuleɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they dissimulate
BrE BrE//dɪˈsɪmjuleɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈsɪmjuleɪt//
 
he / she / it dissimulates
BrE BrE//dɪˈsɪmjuleɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈsɪmjuleɪts//
 
past simple dissimulated
BrE BrE//dɪˈsɪmjuleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈsɪmjuleɪtɪd//
 
past participle dissimulated
BrE BrE//dɪˈsɪmjuleɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈsɪmjuleɪtɪd//
 
-ing form dissimulating
BrE BrE//dɪˈsɪmjuleɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈsɪmjuleɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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[transitive, intransitive] dissimulate (something) (formal) to hide your real feelings or intentions, often by pretending to have different ones synonym dissemble Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin dissimulat- ‘hidden, concealed’, from the verb dissimulare.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: dissimulate