What does the word dissemble mean?

Usage examples for dissemble

  1. While the leader gave his smiling interviews to the reporters on the subject of the governor's vetoes, he had too often had to dissemble that his earliest information came from them. – The Henchman by Mark Lee Luther
  2. The heart me breaketh when it behoveth me to dissemble, not in this but in many others. – The First Governess of the Netherlands, Margaret of Austria by Eleanor E. Tremayne
  3. It pleased Blanca to dissemble. – The Trail to Yesterday by Charles Alden Seltzer