reveal

[ ri-veel ]
/ rɪˈvil /

verb (used with object)

to make known; disclose; divulge: to reveal a secret.
to lay open to view; display; exhibit.

noun

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

Origin of reveal

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)

SYNONYMS FOR reveal

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.

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British Dictionary definitions for unrevealed (1 of 2)

unrevealed

/ (ˌʌnrɪˈviːld) /

adjective

not having been disclosed, divulged, revealed, etc

Derived Forms

unrevealing, adjective

British Dictionary definitions for unrevealed (2 of 2)

reveal

/ (rɪˈviːl) /

verb (tr)

(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

noun

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, adjectiverevealability, nounrevealer, nounrevealment, noun

Word Origin for reveal

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