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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
secret /'si:krit/
  • tính từ
    • kín đáo, thầm kín, bí mật; riêng tư
      • secret treaty: một hiệp ước bí mật
      • this news must be kept secret: tin này phải giữ bí mật
      • the secret parts: chỗ kín (bộ phận sinh dục)
      • secret society: hội kín
    • kín mồm kín miệng
    • khuất nẻo, cách biệt (nơi chốn...)
    • danh từ
      • điều bí mật
        • to keep a (the) secret: giữ một điều bí mật
        • an open secret: điều bí mật ai cũng biết
      • sự huyền bí
        • the secrets of nature: sự huyền bí của tạo hoá
      • bí quyết
        • the secret of health is temperature: bí quyết của sức khoẻ là điều độ
      • (số nhiều) chỗ kín (bộ phận sinh dục)
      • to be in the secret
        • là người được biết điều bí mật
    Concise Dictionary
    +something that should remain hidden from others (especially information that is not to be passed on)
    +information known only to a special group
    +something that baffles understanding and cannot be explained
    +not open or public; kept private or not revealed
    +conducted with or marked by hidden aims or methods
    +not openly made known
    +communicated covertly
    +not expressed
    +designed to elude detection
    +hidden from general view or use
    +(of information) given in confidence or in secret
    +indulging only covertly
    +having an import not apparent to the senses nor obvious to the intelligence; beyond ordinary understanding
    +the next to highest level of official classification for documents

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 concealed, hidden, private, covert, shrouded, clandestine; confidential, covert, quiet, under cover, secretive, unpublishable, unpublished, Colloq hush-hush:
    There is a secret passageway leading from the cave to the cove. Keep secret what I shall tell you. She revealed to me her most secret desires
    2 cryptic, private, arcane, mysterious, incomprehensible, esoteric, recondite, abstruse; cryptographic, encrypted, encoded:
    We used to communicate by secret code. Did you receive my secret message?
    3 private or confidential matter or affair, mystery:
    If I tell you my secret will you tell me yours?
    4 in secret. privately, confidentially, secretly, on the q.t. or Q.T.; surreptitiously, under cover, by stealth, stealthily, furtively, quietly, on the sly, clandestinely:
    The office manager told me in secret that John was going to resign. They see one another in secret.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    adjective, noun
    + adjective
    1 ~ (from sb) known about by only a few people; kept hidden from others: secret information / meetings / talks + He tried to keep it secret from his family. + Details of the proposals remain secret. + a secret passage leading to the beach
    See also - TOP SECRET
    2 [only before noun] used to describe actions and behaviour that you do not tell other people about: He's a secret drinker. + I didn't know you were a secret football fan. + her secret hopes / fears + a secret room
    3 [not usually before noun] ~ (about sth) (of a person or their behaviour) liking to have secrets that other people do not know about; showing this
    Synonym: SECRETIVE
    They were so secret about everything. + Jessica caught a secret smile flitting between the two of them.
    secretly adverb: The police had secretly filmed the conversations. + She was secretly pleased to see him.
    + noun
    1 [C] something that is known about by only a few people and not told to others: Can you keep a secret? + The location of the ship is a closely-guarded secret. + Shall we let him in on (= tell him) the secret? + He made no secret of his ambition (= he didn't try to hide it). + She was dismissed for revealing trade secrets. + official / State secrets + dark secrets from his past
    2 (usually the secret) [sing.] the best or only way to achieve sth; the way a particular person achieves sth: Careful planning is the secret of success. + She still looks so young. What's her secret?
    3 [C, usually pl.] a thing that is not yet fully understood or that is difficult to understand: the secrets of life / the universe
    Idioms: in secret without other people knowing about it: The meeting was held in secret. + She admired him, in secret of course.
    more at OPEN adj.
    Collocation Dictionary

    1 sth that must not be known by others


    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


    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


    be/get out
    How did the secret get out?


    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.


    make no secret of the fact that … , make a secret of sth
    He refuses to make any secret of his political allegiances.

    2 only/best way of doing/achieving sth


    reveal, tell sb


    ~ behind
    She revealed the secret behind her extraordinary success.
    | ~ of
    the secrets of staying healthy


    the secret of (sb's) success



    be | remain, stay | keep sth


    highly, top, very
    a top secret meeting
    | absolutely, entirely | more or less | formerly, hitherto, previously
    revealing the text of the hitherto secret treaty


    They managed to keep the party more or less secret from Christine.

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