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dis·sim·u·late  audio  (d-smy-lt) KEY 

VERB:
dis·sim·u·lat·ed, dis·sim·u·lat·ing, dis·sim·u·lates
VERB:
tr.
To disguise (one's intentions, for example) under a feigned appearance. See Synonyms at disguise.
VERB:
intr.
To conceal one's true feelings or intentions.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English dissimulaten, from Latin dissimulre, dissimult- : dis-, dis- + simulre, to simulate ; see simulate

OTHER FORMS:
dis·simu·lation(Noun), dis·simu·lative(Adjective), dis·simu·lator(Noun)


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