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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 dis·sem·ble /dɪˈsɛmbəl/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·sem·ble v. t. [imp. & p. p. Dissembled; p. pr. & vb. n. Dissembling ]
 1. To hide under a false semblance or seeming; to feign (something) not to be what it really is; to put an untrue appearance upon; to disguise; to mask.
    Dissemble all your griefs and discontents.   --Shak.
 Perhaps it was right to dissemble your love,
 But -- why did you kick me down stairs?   --J. P. Kemble.
 2. To put on the semblance of; to make pretense of; to simulate; to feign.
    He soon dissembled a sleep.   --Tatler.
 Syn: -- To conceal; disguise; cloak; cover; equivocate. See Conceal.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Dis·sem·ble, v. i. To conceal the real fact, motives, intention, or sentiments, under some pretense; to assume a false appearance; to act the hypocrite.
    He that hateth dissembleth with his lips.   --Prov. xxvi. 24.
    He [an enemy] dissembles when he assumes an air of friendship.   --C. J. Smith.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: make believe with the intent to deceive; "He feigned that he
           was ill"; "He shammed a headache" [syn: feign, sham,
            pretend, affect]
      2: hide under a false appearance; "He masked his
         disappointment" [syn: cloak, mask]
      3: behave unnaturally or affectedly; "She's just acting" [syn:
         pretend, act]