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Meaning of REVEAL

Pronunciation:  ri'veel

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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"
  2. [v]  make visible; "Summer brings out bright clothes"; "He brings out the best in her"; "The newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings"
  3. [v]  make clear and visible; "The article revealed the policies of the government"
  4. [v]  Theology: disclose directly or through prophets; "God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind"

REVEAL is a 6 letter word that starts with R.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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}.]