secret


secret
secret [{{t}}'si:krɪt]
1 noun
(a) (information kept hidden) secret m;
it's a secret between you and me c'est un secret entre nous;
I have no secrets from her je ne lui cache rien;
can you keep a secret? pouvez-vous garder un secret?;
it can be our little secret ça sera notre petit secret à nous;
shall we let them into the secret? est-ce qu'on va les mettre dans le secret ou dans la confidence?;
I'll tell you or I'll let you into a secret je vais vous dire ou révéler un secret;
not many people were in on the secret il n'y avait pas beaucoup de gens qui étaient dans la confidence ou au courant;
I make no secret of or about my humble origins je ne cache pas mes origines modestes
(b) (explanation) secret m;
the secret of his success le secret de sa réussite;
the secret is to warm the dish first le secret consiste à chauffer le plat d'abord;
the secret of making pastry le secret pour réussir une pâte
(c) (mystery) secret m, mystère m;
the secrets of nature les secrets mpl ou les mystères mpl de la nature;
these locks have or hold no secret for me ces serrures n'ont pas de secret pour moi
2 adjective
(a) (meeting, plan) secret(ète);
the news was kept secret la nouvelle a été gardée ou tenue secrète, on n'a pas révélé la nouvelle;
to keep sth secret tenir qch secret
(b) (personal) secret(ète);
it's my secret belief that he doesn't really love her je crois secrètement ou en mon for intérieur qu'il ne l'aime pas vraiment
(c) (hidden → door) caché, dérobé; (→ compartment, safe) caché;
a secret hiding place une cachette secrète;
{{}}literary{{}} the secret places of the heart les plis et les replis du cœur
(d) (identity) inconnu;
the flowers were from a secret admirer of hers les fleurs venaient d'un admirateur inconnu
(e) (secluded → beach, garden) retiré, secret-(ète)
3 in secret adverb
en secret, secrètement
►► secret agent agent m secret;
secret ballot vote m à bulletin secret;
secret funds caisse f noire, fonds mpl secrets;
secret police police f secrète;
secret service (government organization) services mpl secrets;
the Secret Service = service de protection des hauts fonctionnaires américains et de leurs familles;
{{}}Literature{{}} the Secret Seven le Clan des Sept

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