what is difference between conceal and restrain
From Middle English concelen, from Old French conceler (“hide, disguise”), from Latin concelāre, infinitive of concelō (“carefully disguise”).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /kənˈsiːl/
- (General American) IPA(key): /kənˈsil/
- Rhymes: -iːl
- Hyphenation: con‧ceal
conceal (third-person singular simple present conceals, present participle concealing, simple past and past participle concealed)
- (transitive) To hide something from view or from public knowledge, to try to keep something secret.
- concealing, concealed
From Middle English restreinen, a borrowing from Old French restreindre, from Latin rēstringere, present active infinitive of rēstringō (“fasten, tighten”).
- IPA(key): /ɹɪˈstɹeɪn/
- Rhymes: -eɪn
- Hyphenation: re‧strain
restrain (third-person singular simple present restrains, present participle restraining, simple past and past participle restrained)
- (transitive) To control or keep in check.
- (transitive) To deprive of liberty.
- (transitive) To restrict or limit.
- He was restrained by the straitjacket.
- (control or keep in check): check, limit, restrain, withstrain; See also Thesaurus:curb
- (deprive of liberty): confine, detain
- arrestin, retrains, strainer, terrains, trainers, transire