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To keep something secret - thesaurus

Synonyms

conceal

verb

formal to not tell someone about something, especially because you are ashamed of it or worried about it

suppress

verb

to stop information from being published or publicly discussed

keep something to yourself

to not tell anyone else about something

not breathe a word

to keep something a secret

keep your mouth shut

to not tell anyone about something

keep back

to not tell someone something, or to not show how you feel

keep your own counsel

to say nothing about your plans or opinions

keep quiet about something

to not tell anyone about something

keep someone guessing

to deliberately not tell someone what is happening or what is going to happen

de-identify

verb

to remove details from information that make it possible to recognize which particular person the information is connected with

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classify

verb

to make information secret

guard

verb

if you guard information, you do not tell it to anyone

hide

verb

to not allow people to find out about something

hide your light under a bushel

to not tell anyone about your abilities or what you have achieved

hold/keep/play your cards close to your chest

to not tell people what you are thinking or planning

hold out on

to not tell someone something

hush up

if someone in authority hushes something up, they try to prevent people knowing about it

keep mum

Britishinformal to keep something secret

keep something under wraps

to keep something secret

keep something under your hat

to keep something secret

swear someone to secrecy/silence

to make someone promise not to tell anyone else what you have told them

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