[oh-vurt, oh-vurt]
open to view or knowledge; not concealed or secret: overt hostility.
Heraldry. (of a device, as a purse) represented as open: a purse overt.

1275–1325; Middle English < Old French, past participle of ouvrir to open < Vulgar Latin *ōperīre, for Latin aperīre

unovert, adjective

covert, overt.

1. plain, manifest, apparent, public.

1. private, concealed.
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overt (ˈəʊvɜːt, əʊˈvɜːt)
1.  open to view; observable
2.  law open; deliberate. Criminal intent may be inferred from an overt act
[C14: via Old French, from ovrir to open, from Latin aperīre]

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Word Origin & History

early 14c., "open to view," from O.Fr. overt (Fr. ouvert), pp. of ovrir "to open," from L. aperire "to open, uncover," from PIE *ap-wer-yo- from *ap- "off, away" + base *wer- "to cover" (see weir). Cf. L. operire "to cover," from the same root with PIE prefix *op- "over;" and
Lith. atveriu "open," uzveriu "shut."
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Example sentences
Rather, it was a blend of covert and overt, public policy and secret alliances.
In those early years, brokers and merchants refused to buy war rugs with overt
  designs for fear they would put off buyers.
But as in a pitcher's duel in baseball, the subtleties of play are not
  perceived by casual spectators, who prefer overt action.
The class met three times a week, and her presence was not unnoticed, yet he
  showed no overt romantic interest in her.
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