overt overt  /oʊ ˈvɜrt/


  • (adj) open and observable; not secret or hidden


  1. The Reagan Doctrine proclaimed overt and unashamed American support for anti Communist revolution.
  2. Many return to Italy, captivated by the gaiety, warmth and apparent candor that are the overt features of the Italian national character.
  3. The white majority should quickly condemn a white candidate who practiced overt racial politics.


  1. MOVIE REVIEW: 'This Is the End'

    T here’s a lot of shocking material in “This Is The End,” a sacrilegious, stoner satire of a group of well known actors facing down the Rapture and its aftermath — but perhaps most shocking, for a Hollywood comedy, is the overt admission of the existence and agency of God.  Seth ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Washington Times

  2. Why The NSA Leaks Will Lead To More Economic Espionage Against American Companies

    What happens when an American economy built in significant part on intellectual property collides with overt second-class treatment of foreigners who entrust their data to American networks and systems? We’re about to find out.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Forbes

  3. The Brilliance Of Apple's New Ad Is In Its Subtext

    Video Apple launched a new TV advertisement this week to coincide with Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference. On its surface, it's more great advertising from Apple. But I believe there is a conscious subtext to almost every single frame of the spot that gives the ad far more power than its overt message. Give
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Forbes


  1. "I think as far as the adverse impact on the nation around the world, this administration has been the worst in history," Carter told the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in a story that appeared in the newspaper's Saturday editions. "The overt...
    on May 19, 2007 By: Jimmy Carter Source: Washington Post

  2. "It would be a very overt rejection of Gen. Petraeus' leadership," said Sen. Lindsey Graham, RS.C. The military commanders "have earned the ability to carry on their mission," he said at another point.
    on Sep 21, 2007 By: Lindsey Graham Source: Forbes

  3. "You probably don't get there by having an overt, in-your-face fight with classroom teachers," Bayh said. "That's going to take a lot of political capital and divert energy from other things."
    on Dec 7, 2008 By: Evan Bayh Source: International Herald Tribune

Word of the Day
tangible tangible
/ˈtæn dʒə bəl /