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secret /ˈsiːkrət, ˈsiːkrɪt/ adjective
secret noun [countable]


مخفیانه ، اطلاعات سری ، نهان ، نهانی ، راز ، مجهول ، رمز ، مخفی ، دستگاه سری ، محرمانه ، اسرارامیز ، پوشیده ، قانون ـ فقه: confidential ، علوم نظامی: طبقه بندی سری ، علوم دریایی: سری
secret
[adjective]
Synonyms:
- concealed, close, disguised, furtive, hidden, undercover, underground, undisclosed, unknown, unrevealed
- stealthy, secretive, sly, underhand
- mysterious, abstruse, arcane, clandestine, cryptic, occult
[noun]
Synonyms:
- mystery, code, enigma, key
- in secret: secretly, slyly, surreptitiously
Antonyms: open, public
Contrasted words: acknowledged, avowed, declared, revealed, aboveboard, straightforward, unconcealed, declassified, unclassified, unrestricted, clear, evident, manifest, obvious, patent, plain
Related Words: underhand, underhanded, unacknowledged, unavowed, undeclared, concealed, hidden, screened, classified, confidential, eyes only, restricted, top secret
English Thesaurus: private, personal, secret, intimate, innermost, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. secret1 S3 W2 /ˈsiːkrət, ˈsiːkrɪt/ adjective
[Word Family: noun: secrecy, secret, secretiveness; adverb: secretly, secretively; adjective: secret, secretive; verb: secrete]
[Date: 1300-1400; Language: Old French; Origin: Latin secretus, past participle of secernere 'to separate']

1. known about by only a few people and kept hidden from others ⇒ secrecy:
They kept their relationship secret from their parents.
agents on a secret mission
secret talks with the terrorists
secret compartment/passage etc
The drugs were found in a secret compartment in Campbell’s suitcase.
secret ingredient/recipe/formula
The cookies are made to a secret recipe.

2. [only before noun] secret feelings, worries, or actions are ones that you do not want other people to know about:
His secret fear was that Jenny would leave him.
Did you know you had a secret admirer (=someone who is secretly in love with you)?

3. secret weapon something that will help you gain a big advantage over your competitors, that they do not know about

4. used to describe the behaviour of someone who is keeping their thoughts, intentions, or actions hidden from other people Synonym : secretive
secret about
They’re being very secret about it.
There was a secret smile on her face.
—secretly adverb:
They were secretly married.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. secret2 S3 W3 noun [countable]
[Word Family: noun: secrecy, secret, secretiveness; adverb: secretly, secretively; adjective: secret, secretive; verb: secrete]

1. something that is kept hidden or that is known about by only a few people ⇒ secrecy:
I can’t tell you. It’s a secret.
It was no secret that the two men hated each other.
Don’t worry. Your secret is safe with me (=I won’t tell anyone about it).

2. in secret in a private way or place that other people do not know about:
The negotiations were conducted in secret.

3. the secret a particular way of achieving a good result, that is the best or only way
the secret to (doing) something
The secret to making good pastry is to use very cold water.
Your hair always looks so great – what’s your secret?
What do you think is the secret of her success?

4. make no secret of something to make your opinions about something clear:
Louise made no secret of her dislike for John.

5. the secrets of life/nature/the universe etc the things no one yet knows about life, nature etc

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

secret
adj.
VERBS be | remain, stay | keep sth
ADV. highly, top, very a top secret meeting
absolutely, entirely | more or less | formerly, hitherto, previously revealing the text of the hitherto secret treaty
PREP. from They managed to keep the party more or less secret from Christine.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

secret
noun
I. sth that must not be known by others
ADJ. big, great | little | closely guarded, well-kept a charming museum that is one of the city's best-kept secrets (= that not many people know about) | hidden, inner, innermost, intimate That evening she had revealed many of her innermost secrets.
open Their affair is an open secret.
dark, guilty, shameful, terrible | commercial, family, military, official, state, trade
VERB + SECRET have | guard, keep Can you keep a secret?
betray, divulge, let sb in on/into, reveal, tell sb She let us into her secret?she'd got engaged.
find out, uncover
SECRET + VERB be/get out How did the secret get out?
PREP. in ~ The film stars were married in secret to avoid publicity.
~ about There was some secret about the source of his wealth.
~ from I have no secrets from you.
PHRASES make no secret of the fact that … , make a secret of sth He refuses to make any secret of his political allegiances.

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

secret
II. only/best way of doing/achieving sth
VERB + SECRET reveal, tell sb
PREP. ~ behind She revealed the secret behind her extraordinary success.
~ of the secrets of staying healthy
PHRASES the secret of (sb's) success

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

secret

[TahlilGaran] Collocations Dictionary

secret
ˈsi:krɪt
See: in secret , open secret

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary


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