[ ri-veel ]
/ rɪˈvil /
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verb (used with object)
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.
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Origin of reveal
First recorded in 1325–75; (verb) Middle English revelen, from Middle French reveler, from Latin revēlāre “to unveil” (see re-, veil); (in defs. 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”; see vale)
synonym study for reveal
1, 2. 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.
OTHER WORDS FROM reveal
re·veal·a·ble, adjectivere·veal·a·bil·i·ty, re·veal·a·ble·ness, nounre·veal·ed·ly [ri-vee-lid-lee, -veeld-], /rɪˈvi lɪd li, -ˈvild-/, adverbre·veal·er, noun
re·veal·ing·ly, adverbre·veal·ing·ness, nounre·vel·a·tive [ri-vel-uh-tiv, rev-uh-ley-], /rɪˈvɛl ə tɪv, ˈrɛv əˌleɪ-/, adjectivehalf-re·vealed, adjectivenon·re·veal·ing, adjectivepre·re·veal, verb (used with object)self-re·vealed, adjectiveun·re·veal·a·ble, adjectiveun·re·vealed, adjectiveun·re·veal·ing, adjectiveun·re·veal·ing·ly, adverb
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How to use reveal in a sentence
It submerged at once, and went due south at twelve knots an hour below the unrevealing seas.Walking Shadows|Alfred Noyes
The straight, hard lines of her lean figure were a complement to her gleaming, unrevealing eyes.No Clue|James Hay
There are darker stories, too, of deeds whose secret was known only to the hidden tunnel and unrevealing waters below.In Ancient Albemarle|Catherine Albertson
Baffled for the moment, he was silent, watching her unrevealing face.Atlantic Narratives|Mary Antin
The face of the American Indian is said to be unrevealing—to be a stoic mask under which his emotions are ever hidden.Somewhere in Red Gap|Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for reveal
/ (rɪˈviːl) /
(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
Derived forms of revealrevealable, 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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