Definitions for: Reveal


[v] make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"
[v] make visible; "Summer brings out bright clothes"; "He brings out the best in her"; "The newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings"
[v] make clear and visible; "The article revealed the policies of the government"
[v] Theology: disclose directly or through prophets; "God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind"



Webster (1913) Definition: Re*veal", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Revealed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Revealing.] [F. r['e]v['e]ler, L. revelare, revelatum,
to unveil, reveal; pref. re- re- + velare to veil; fr. velum
a veil. See Veil.]
1. To make known (that which has been concealed or kept
secret); to unveil; to disclose; to show.

Light was the wound, the prince's care unknown, She
might not, would not, yet reveal her own. --Waller.

2. Specifically, to communicate (that which could not be
known or discovered without divine or supernatural
instruction or agency).

Syn: To communicate; disclose; divulge; unveil; uncover;
open; discover; impart; show.

Usage: See Communicate. -- Reveal, Divulge. To reveal
is literally to lift the veil, and thus make known
what was previously concealed; to divulge is to
scatter abroad among the people, or make publicly
known. A mystery or hidden doctrine may be revealed;
something long confined to the knowledge of a few is
at length divulged. ``Time, which reveals all things,
is itself not to be discovered.'' --Locke. ``A tragic
history of facts divulged.'' --Wordsworth.


Re*veal", n.
1. A revealing; a disclosure. [Obs.]

2. (Arch.) The side of an opening for a window, doorway, or
the like, between the door frame or window frame and the
outer surface of the wall; or, where the opening is not
filled with a door, etc., the whole thickness of the wall;
the jamb. [Written also revel.]

Synonyms: break, bring out, bring out, disclose, discover, display, divulge, expose, give away, impart, let on, let out, uncover, unveil

See Also: babble, babble out, betray, bewray, blab, blab out, blackwash, blow, break, come out, come out of the closet, communicate, confide, disclose, discover, divulge, excavate, expose, express, get around, get out, give away, impart, leak, let on, let out, muckrake, out, pass, pass on, peach, put across, reveal, reveal, show, sing, spring, talk, tattle, tell, trot out, unearth, unfold

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