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reveal

[ri-veel] /rɪˈvil/
verb (used with object)
1.
to make known; disclose; divulge:
to reveal a secret.
2.
to lay open to view; display; exhibit.
noun
3.
an act or instance of revealing; revelation; disclosure.
4.
Architecture.
  1. the part of the jamb of a window or door opening between the outer wall surface and the window or door frame.
  2. the whole jamb of an opening between the outer and inner surfaces of a wall.
5.
the framework or edge of an automobile window.
Origin of reveal
1325-1375
1325-75; (v.) Middle English revelen < Middle French reveler < Latin revēlāre to unveil (see re-, veil); (in defs 4, 5) derivative of obsolete revale to lower < Old French revaler (re- re- + (a)valer to lower, verbal derivative of the phrase à val down; see vale)
Related forms
revealable, adjective
revealability, revealableness, noun
revealedly
[ri-vee-lid-lee, -veeld-] /rɪˈvi lɪd li, -ˈvild-/ (Show IPA),
adverb
revealer, noun
revealingly, adverb
revealingness, noun
revelative
[ri-vel-uh-tiv, rev-uh-ley-] /rɪˈvɛl ə tɪv, ˈrɛv əˌleɪ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
half-revealed, adjective
nonrevealing, adjective
prereveal, verb (used with object)
self-revealed, adjective
unrevealable, adjective
unrevealed, adjective
unrevealing, adjective
unrevealingly, adverb
Synonyms
1, 2. unveil, publish, impart, tell, announce, proclaim. Reveal, disclose, divulge share the meaning of making known something previously concealed or secret. To reveal is to uncover as if by drawing away a veil: The fog lifted and revealed the harbor. To disclose is to lay open and thereby invite inspection: to disclose the plans of an organization. To divulge is to communicate, sometimes to a large number of people, what was at first intended to be private, confidential, or secret: to divulge the terms of a contract.
Antonyms
1, 2. conceal, hide.
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Examples from the Web for unrevealed
Historical Examples
  • There was a deep reverence in him for the Unseen, the Undiscovered, the as yet unrevealed.

  • That which she was, positively, was dark and unrevealed, it could not come forth.

    The Rainbow D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
  • Though cautioned to stay within call, Josef was dismissed to his unrevealed disappointment.

    Trusia Davis Brinton
  • The miracles wrought in my soul by this young girl will remain for ever unrevealed.

    Marguerite Anatole France
  • The unrevealed mystery of religion has been the curse and moral devil of the human race.

    Church Reform Richard Carlile
  • The vastness and the glory of this continent were yet unrevealed to us.

    Art in America Samuel Greene Wheeler (S.G.W.) Benjamin
  • Was it the shock of that scene at the falls harassing him yet, or were unrevealed thoughts struggling with him?

  • Reverently withdraw from things that are unrevealed, and dispute them not.

    A Christian Directory Baxter Richard
  • And those dates there, chronicling but the mysterious, unrevealed record of some obscure, loving heart!

    My Novel, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • Before them was a future, unrevealed, but infinitely better than what their past had been.

    The Boys of '61 Charles Carleton Coffin.
British Dictionary definitions for unrevealed

unrevealed

/ˌʌnrɪˈviːld/
adjective
1.
not having been disclosed, divulged, revealed, etc
Derived Forms
unrevealing, adjective

reveal

/rɪˈviːl/
verb (transitive)
1.
(may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to disclose (a secret); divulge
2.
to expose to view or show (something concealed)
3.
(of God) to disclose (divine truths) either directly or through the medium of prophets, etc
noun
4.
(architect) the vertical side of an opening in a wall, esp the side of a window or door between the frame and the front of the wall
Derived Forms
revealable, adjective
revealability, noun
revealer, noun
revealment, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French reveler, from Latin revēlāre to unveil, from re- + vēlum a veil
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Word Origin and History for unrevealed

reveal

v.

late 14c., from Old French reveler "reveal" (14c.), from Latin revelare "reveal, uncover, disclose," literally "unveil," from re- "opposite of" (see re-) + velare "to cover, veil," from velum "a veil" (see veil (n.)). Related: Revealed; revealing.

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