Difference Between Covet,Covert and OvertCovet means to ardently want something that another person has; to long for with envy: “I covet the miss universe crown.”

Covert means concealed, hidden, disguised, secret, or surreptitious: “Bosses make covert threats to their employees.”

Overt is the opposite of covert. It means Clearly evident: “He feelings for her pretty overt, though he thought otherwise.”