—v.t. 1. to give a false or misleading appearance to; conceal the truth or real nature of: to dissemble one's incompetence in business. 2. to put on the appearance of; feign: to dissemble innocence. 3. Obs.to let pass unnoticed; ignore.
—v.i. to conceal one's true motives, thoughts, etc., by some pretense; speak or act hypocritically.