- to make known; disclose; divulge: to reveal a secret.
- to lay open to view; display; exhibit.
- an act or instance of revealing; revelation; disclosure.
- the part of the jamb of a window or door opening between the outer wall surface and the window or door frame.
- the whole jamb of an opening between the outer and inner surfaces of a wall.
- the framework or edge of an automobile window.
Origin of reveal
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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.
1, 2. conceal, hide.
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Examples from the Web for reveal
If the ball gets in the hole, the screen shifts to reveal the next hole.Lost For Thousands of Strokes: 'Desert Golfing' Is 'Angry Birds' as Modern Art
January 2, 2015
King agreed to this arrangement but did not reveal it to his followers.Dr. King Goes to Hollywood: The Flawed History of ‘Selma’
January 2, 2015
This reveal is only the latest of several surrounding The Interview.Sony Emails Show How the Studio Plans to Censor Kim Jong Un Assassination Comedy ‘The Interview’
December 15, 2014
The idea is to reveal human nature and behavior with your camera moves.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Boyfriend, a New Orleans-based rapper who prefers not to reveal her real name, gets up from her decaf cafe au lait.From Church of Christ to Pansexual Rapper
November 28, 2014
There, I thought I'd reveal the distressing truth about myself while I had you at my mercy.The Spenders
Harry Leon Wilson
If it reveal nothing to be done, there is nothing there for us.
The way seemed to reveal itself to her as they went, and they were soon at home.
If I be so, I am a traitor to the king should I reveal his secret.Leila, Complete
Now, Your Majesty, let me reveal to you the meaning of this mystery.Welsh Fairy Tales
William Elliott Griffis
- (may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to disclose (a secret); divulge
- to expose to view or show (something concealed)
- (of God) to disclose (divine truths) either directly or through the medium of prophets, etc
- 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
C14: from Old French reveler, from Latin revēlāre to unveil, from re- + vēlum a veil
Word Origin and History for reveal
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