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Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: , past participle of ovrir 'to open'

overt

adjective
     
o‧vert
overt actions are done publicly, without trying to hide anything [≠ covert]:
an overt attempt to silence their political opponents
Overt race discrimination is illegal.
overtly adverb:
an overtly political message

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