Definition of 'overt'
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Is the dynamic in the family stable or is there overt or covert hostility? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Some charities have become overt political campaigners. Times, Sunday Times (2015)It seemed as if we could make overt political arguments using fictional storytelling. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Critical social research includes an overt political struggle against oppressive social structures. Critical Social Research (1990)But there are sites and blogs that entertain while dodging any overt political allegiance. Times, Sunday Times (2010)They carry no overt political agenda and are said to display an impressive range and depth of scholarship. Times, Sunday Times (2007)There is little overt corrective feedback and little in the way of overt diagnoses about what the student is doing wrong. Advanced Educational Psychology For Educators, Researchers and Policymakers, (1995)The soundtrack went quadruple platinum, all this with little overt publicity and no known stars. Times, Sunday Times (2008)They add that an overt political leaning does not necessarily affect a judge's rulings. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The riots had no overt political aims, which made them initially so hard to police and contain. The Times Literary Supplement (2011)He was lucky to have a kind and indulgent nanny, but his mother showed him little overt affection. Times, Sunday Times (2010)No matter how carefully concealed, picking a crown prince is an overt act which the whole organization very rapidly perceives. MANAGEMENT: task, responsibilities, practices (1974)This is the issue you could support her with, without overt reference to the make-up. Times, Sunday Times (2014)As We Forgive was much more overt. Christianity Today (2000)In the newer radio drama, classical and real-world references are less overt but underpin the edifice. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Unless two independent witnesses testified to an overt act of treason as thus defined, the accused should be declared innocent in the light of this charge. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)It gives them overt political backing but the Kremlin has sent mixed messages about whether it would recognise the legitimacy of the rebel administrations or their elections. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Some of the artworks make overt political points, others are more subtle, but the range of ideas is considerable. Times, Sunday Times (2012)
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Translations for 'overt'
British English: overt ADJECTIVE
An overt action or attitude is done or shown in an open and obvious way.
His recent productions have been beautifully crafted works with little overt political content.
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