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reveal

[ ri-veel ]

verb (used with object)

  1. to make known; disclose; divulge:

    to reveal a secret.

    Synonyms: proclaim, announce, tell, impart, publish, unveil

    Antonyms: hide, conceal

  2. to lay open to view; display; exhibit.

    Synonyms: proclaim, announce, tell, impart, publish, unveil

    Antonyms: hide, conceal



noun

  1. an act or instance of revealing; revelation; disclosure.
  2. 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.
  3. the framework or edge of an automobile window.

reveal

/ rɪˈviːl /

verb

  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

  1. 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

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Derived Forms

  • reˈvealment, noun
  • reˌvealaˈbility, noun
  • reˈvealable, adjective
  • reˈvealer, noun

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Other Words From

  • re·veala·ble adjective
  • re·veala·bili·ty re·veala·ble·ness noun
  • re·veal·ed·ly [ri-, vee, -lid-lee, -, veeld, -], adverb
  • re·vealer noun
  • re·vealing·ly adverb
  • re·vealing·ness noun
  • re·vel·a·tive [ri-, vel, -, uh, -tiv, rev, -, uh, -ley-], adjective
  • half-re·vealed adjective
  • nonre·vealing adjective
  • prere·veal verb (used with object)
  • self-re·vealed adjective
  • unre·veala·ble adjective
  • unre·vealed adjective
  • unre·vealing adjective
  • unre·vealing·ly adverb

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Word History and Origins

Origin of reveal1

First recorded in 1325–75; (verb) Middle English revelen, from Middle French reveler, from Latin revēlāre “to unveil” ( re-, veil ); reveal ( indefs 4, 5 ) derivative of obsolete revale “to lower,” from Old French revaler ( re- re- + (a)valer “to lower,” verbal derivative of the phrase à val “down”; vale )

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Word History and Origins

Origin of reveal1

C14: from Old French reveler , from Latin revēlāre to unveil, from re- + vēlum a veil

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Synonym Study

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.

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Example Sentences

One of the more surprising and radical reveals of the night was the idea of a “structural battery.”

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Tesla is welcoming in-person visitors to its Fremont factory on Battery Day, apparently hoping to show off its new manufacturing process and other big reveals in person.

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As the reveal of the Hummer approaches, the company is opening up about other aspects of its new BEV brigade.

In the run-up to the big reveal, Musk has allowed some glimpses at the company’s technology.

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Most of the words that follow aren’t necessary to see why the reveal of Unreal Engine 5, an Epic Games video game graphics engine set for release in 2021, blew up the internet last week.

If the ball gets in the hole, the screen shifts to reveal the next hole.

King agreed to this arrangement but did not reveal it to his followers.

Aromas reveal more with the warmth, while the cold dulls them.

Those same studies unsurprisingly reveal widespread distrust of police officers among sex workers.

This reveal is only the latest of several surrounding The Interview.

Edna did not reveal so much as all this to Madame Ratignolle that summer day when they sat with faces turned to the sea.

In both conditions chemic tests will show hemoglobin, but in the latter the microscope will reveal the presence of red corpuscles.

A fearsome thunderstorm or howling tornado of dust might reveal her fickleness of mood at any moment.

After this Aristide learned much of her simple history, which she, at first, had been too shy to reveal.

In that sudden awakening had occurred the very psychological climax required to reveal the passionate emotion accumulated below.

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