If you need to tell that you have something to hide, hid, you can get help from six English Synonyms, each suited to a particular case, because they have distinctive features. Yes, and they are used in different contexts, different styles of speech.
Choice words: hide / conceal / screen / secrete / cache / bury — to mean «hide, hide, hide»
As usual, we determine the total value of the word that can be used instead of any other submitted synonym. That word is the verb hide. It indicates any kind and a method of hiding.
Clouds hid the sun. — The clouds hid the sun.
I hid the money in a vase. — I put the money in a vase.
She ran off and hid behind the tree. — She ran and hid behind a tree.
He hid the gift under the table. — He put the gift under the table.
By the way, the word hide there uncharacteristic number of other verbs intransitive meaning — «hide»:
Why are you hiding? — Why are you hiding?
The second synonym conceal unlike hide emphasizes the idea of the effectiveness of masking and motivation, sometimes bad things:
The listening device was concealed in a pen. — Bug was hidden in the handle.
She concealed a document in the bureau. — She hid the document in desk.
We concealed ourselves behind the gate wishing to avoid meeting her. — We hid behind the gate, to avoid meeting her.
The third verb screen contains more additional subtext: we use to cover some obstacle, and this obstacle — the only means by which you can hide.
She screened herself behind his back so that her mother should not see her. — She hid behind him that my mother did not see her.
She raised her hand to screen her eyes from the bright light. — She raised her hand to hide his eyes from the glare.
The word belongs to secrete book style, respectively, and can be found mainly in the literary works. This verb means that we hide something in some secret place where no one knows; we hide anything very well here in this safe shelter.
She secreted her ring. — She hid the ring in a safe place.
They secreted drugs in their clothing. — They hid the drugs in clothes.
The penultimate synonymous of our group, cache, its origin is obliged to French. On the value is very close to the verb secrete, since it implies hiding something in a safe place, but in this case this place will be a hiding place. In other words, using the verb cache, we show that hid something in a specially equipped place for storing things. This thing we have reserved in advance, since it is assumed that it will be used in the future.
She decided to elope with her beloved man so she cached enough money in her hiding-place. — She decided to run away with her lover, so hid enough money in its hiding place.
But the final word — bury — suggests that we hide something dug recess on top of falling asleep or throwing something.
Two climbers were buried in the snow. — Two climbers were buried under the snow.
The thieves buried the jewels in the garden. — Thieves have hidden jewels in the garden.
All of the above verbs govern direct complement, which defines an object that hides and prepositional complement (in / behind / under), which indicates the place where hiding. Moreover, three of these synonyms (hide, conceal, screen) can manage the prepositional complement (from), indicating the person from whom anything is hidden or hidden: to hide a book from smb, to conceal a document from smb’s view.
Choice words: hide / conceal / screen — in the sense of «do not give anyone else see or know, to conceal»
The second section of this article is dedicated to all the three synonyms that can be used when we want to say that someone is hiding something, discovers and shows no mask anything. In this case, we can talk about feelings, emotions, thoughts, actions, and the facts and information.
As before, the main word is hide. It can be used when you want to show something to hide something, because I do not want to flaunt their thoughts and feelings; when there is some motive, why did you do so, since the discovery of the acts of feelings, some information may have negative consequences.
I have nothing to hide. — I have nothing to hide.
There was a hidden meaning in his speech. — In his speech it was a hidden meaning.
He always hid his feeling as he thought nobody would understand him. — He always hid my feelings, because I thought that no one would understand.
The second verb conceal it often indicates that there are circumstances due to which it is impossible to detect open or something, because it will harm a specific person, and everyone who is associated with him:
He concealed his origin. — He hid his origins.
She could barely conceal her irritation. — She could barely contain his irritation.
She decided to conceal the unhappy truth as long as it possible. — She decided to hide the sad truth as long as possible.
But the screen in its significance is the following point: the reference to an imaginary barrier through which someone is trying to hide the incriminating evidence relating to any man: to screen smb’s faults (hide someone slips), to screen a guilty person (to hide the guilty person).