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re·veal 1

 (rĭ-vēl′)
tr.v. re·vealed, re·veal·ing, re·veals
1.
a. To make known (something concealed or unknown): She revealed that she was pregnant. The study revealed the toxic effects of the pollutant.
b. To cause to be seen; show: The curtains parted, revealing a ballerina. The x-ray revealed a broken bone.
2. To make known by supernatural or divine means: "For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven" (Romans 1:18).
n.
The making known of an important, secret, or salient occurrence, such as the revealing of a major development, plot twist, or visual effect in a movie: "Seeing [the Wiz] in human form in the first act diminishes the power of the reveal in the second" (Bob Verini).

[Middle English revelen, from Old French reveler, from Latin revēlāre : re-, re- + vēlāre, to cover (from vēlum, veil).]

re·veal′a·ble adj.
re·veal′er n.
re·veal′ment n.

re·veal 2

 (rĭ-vēl′)
n.
1.
a. The part of the side of a window or door opening that is between the outer surface of a wall and the window or door frame.
b. The whole side of such an opening; the jamb.
2. The framework of a motor vehicle window.

[From Middle English revalen, to lower, from Old French revaler : re-, re- + avaler, to lower (from a val, down : a, to from Latin ad; see ad- + val, valley; see vale1).]

reveal

(rɪˈviːl)
vb (tr)
1. (may take a clause as object or an infinitive) to disclose (a secret); divulge
2. to expose to view or show (something concealed)
3. (Theology) (of God) to disclose (divine truths) either directly or through the medium of prophets, etc
n
(Architecture) 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]
reˈvealable adj
reˌvealaˈbility n
reˈvealer n
reˈvealment n

re•veal1

(rɪˈvil)

v.t.
1. to make known; divulge: to reveal a secret.
2. to lay open to view; display.
n.
3. an act or instance of revealing.
[1325–75; Middle English revelen < Middle French reveler < Latin revēlāre to unveil]
re•veal′er, n.

re•veal2

(rɪˈvil)
n.
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.
[1815–25; earlier revale, appar. ultimately < French ravaler to hollow out a recess in a wall]

reveal

  • French-cut - Underwear cut high on the sides to reveal the upper thigh.
  • reveal - Based on Latin re-, "again," and velum, "veil," meaning "lifting of a veil."
  • disbosom - To reveal or confess.
  • patefy - To reveal or disclose.

reveal


Past participle: revealed
Gerund: revealing

Imperative
reveal
reveal
Present
I reveal
you reveal
he/she/it reveals
we reveal
you reveal
they reveal
Preterite
I revealed
you revealed
he/she/it revealed
we revealed
you revealed
they revealed
Present Continuous
I am revealing
you are revealing
he/she/it is revealing
we are revealing
you are revealing
they are revealing
Present Perfect
I have revealed
you have revealed
he/she/it has revealed
we have revealed
you have revealed
they have revealed
Past Continuous
I was revealing
you were revealing
he/she/it was revealing
we were revealing
you were revealing
they were revealing
Past Perfect
I had revealed
you had revealed
he/she/it had revealed
we had revealed
you had revealed
they had revealed
Future
I will reveal
you will reveal
he/she/it will reveal
we will reveal
you will reveal
they will reveal
Future Perfect
I will have revealed
you will have revealed
he/she/it will have revealed
we will have revealed
you will have revealed
they will have revealed
Future Continuous
I will be revealing
you will be revealing
he/she/it will be revealing
we will be revealing
you will be revealing
they will be revealing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been revealing
you have been revealing
he/she/it has been revealing
we have been revealing
you have been revealing
they have been revealing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been revealing
you will have been revealing
he/she/it will have been revealing
we will have been revealing
you will have been revealing
they will have been revealing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been revealing
you had been revealing
he/she/it had been revealing
we had been revealing
you had been revealing
they had been revealing
Conditional
I would reveal
you would reveal
he/she/it would reveal
we would reveal
you would reveal
they would reveal
Past Conditional
I would have revealed
you would have revealed
he/she/it would have revealed
we would have revealed
you would have revealed
they would have revealed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.reveal - make visible; "Summer brings out bright clothes"; "He brings out the best in her"
show - make visible or noticeable; "She showed her talent for cooking"; "Show me your etchings, please"
disclose, expose - disclose to view as by removing a cover; "The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set"
excavate, unearth - recover through digging; "Schliemann excavated Troy"; "excavate gold"
trot out - bring out and show for inspection and admiration; "His novel trots out a rich heiress"; "always able to trot out some new excuse"
unfold - open to the view; "A walk through town will unfold many interesting buildings"
2.reveal - make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secretreveal - 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"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"
blackwash - bring (information) out of concealment
muckrake - explore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures; "This reporter was well-known for his muckraking"
blow - cause to be revealed and jeopardized; "The story blew their cover"; "The double agent was blown by the other side"
out - reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle; "The gay actor was outed last week"; "Someone outed a CIA agent"
come out of the closet, out, come out - to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality; "This actor outed last year"
spring - produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly; "He sprang these news on me just as I was leaving"
get around, get out, break - be released or become known; of news; "News of her death broke in the morning"
betray, bewray - reveal unintentionally; "Her smile betrayed her true feelings"
confide - reveal in private; tell confidentially
leak - tell anonymously; "The news were leaked to the paper"
babble out, blab, blab out, let the cat out of the bag, peach, spill the beans, tattle, babble, talk, sing - divulge confidential information or secrets; "Be careful--his secretary talks"
tell - let something be known; "Tell them that you will be late"
reveal - disclose directly or through prophets; "God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind"
3.reveal - disclose directly or through prophets; "God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind"
theological system, theology - a particular system or school of religious beliefs and teachings; "Jewish theology"; "Roman Catholic theology"
disclose, let on, divulge, expose, give away, let out, reveal, unwrap, discover, bring out, break - 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"; "unwrap the evidence in the murder case"

reveal

verb
1. make known, disclose, give away, make public, tell, announce, publish, broadcast, leak, communicate, proclaim, betray, give out, let out, impart, divulge, let slip, let on, take the wraps off (informal), blow wide open (slang), get off your chest (informal) She has refused to reveal her daughter's whereabouts.
make known keep secret, hide, conceal, cover up, keep quiet about, sweep under the carpet (informal)
2. show, display, bare, exhibit, unveil, uncover, manifest, unearth, unmask, lay bare, bring to light, expose to view A grey carpet was removed to reveal the pine floor.
show hide, conceal, cover up

reveal

verb
1. To disclose in a breach of confidence:
Informal: spill.
Archaic: discover.
2. To make visible; bring to view:
Archaic: discover.
Idioms: bring to light, lay open, make plain.
3. To make manifest or apparent:
Translations
يُري، يُظْهِر، يَكْشِفيَكْشِفيَكْشِفُ عن
odhalitprozraditvyjevit
afsløreafdække
paljastama
paljastaa
לגלותלחשוף
otkriti
afhjúpasÿna, láta sjást
明らかにする
드러내다
atidengtidaug sakantispamokantis
atklātatsegt
razkriti
avslöjauppenbara
เปิดเผย
tiết lộ

reveal

[rɪˈviːl] VT
1. (= uncover) → revelar, dejar al descubierto
2. (= show) [survey, test] → poner de manifiesto; (= make public) [person] → revelar; [+ feelings] → exteriorizar
I cannot reveal to you what he saidno puedo revelarte or contarte lo que dijo
on that occasion he revealed great astutenessen aquella ocasión desplegó gran astucia
he revealed himself to be or asdemostró ser ...

reveal

[rɪˈviːl] vt
(= make known) [+ details, information, plan, secret, truth, identity] → révéler
to reveal that ... → révéler que ...
It was revealed that the driver had a criminal record → Il a été révélé que le conducteur avait un casier judiciaire.
[study, survey, research, results] → révéler
to reveal that ... → montrer que ...
Research revealed that age makes no difference → Les recherches montrent que l'âge n'entre pas en ligne de compte.
(= make visible) → révéler

reveal

vt
(= make visible)zum Vorschein bringen; (= show)zeigen; stripping off the wallpaper revealed an old friezeunter der Tapete war ein alter Fries zum Vorschein gekommen; a nightdress that revealed her slender figureein Nachthemd, das ihre schlanke Gestalt abzeichnete; a neckline that revealed her bosomein Ausschnitt, der ihren Busen freigab
(= make known) truth, factsenthüllen, aufdecken; one’s/sb’s identityzu erkennen geben, enthüllen; name, detailspreisgeben, verraten; ignorance, knowledgeerkennen lassen; to reveal the (full) extent of somethingetw völlig or in seinem vollen Umfang aufdecken or klarmachen; I cannot reveal to you what he saidich kann Ihnen nicht verraten, was er gesagt hat; he revealed himself as being …er verriet sich als …; (deliberately) → er gab sich als … zu erkennen; he could never reveal his feelings for herer konnte seine Gefühle für sie nie zeigen; what does this reveal about the motives of the hero?was sagt das über die Motive des Helden aus?; Nixon reveals allNixon packt aus (inf); the doctor did not reveal to him how hopeless his situation wasder Arzt hat ihn nicht darüber aufgeklärt, wie hoffnungslos sein Zustand war
(Rel) → offenbaren (to sb jdm)

reveal

[rɪˈviːl] vt (make known) → rivelare, svelare; (uncover, hidden object) → scoprire

reveal

(rəˈviːl) verb
1. to make known. All their secrets have been revealed.
2. to show; to allow to be seen. He scraped away the top layer of paint from the picture, revealing an earlier painting underneath.
reˈvealing adjective
allowing or causing something to be known or seen. a revealing statement.

reveal

يَكْشِفُ عن prozradit afsløre enthüllen φανερώνω revelar paljastaa révéler otkriti rivelare 明らかにする 드러내다 onthullen avsløre ujawnić revelar открывать avslöja เปิดเผย açıklamak tiết lộ 展现
References in classic literature ?
the lobster, in all its vulgar size and brilliancy, was revealed to the highborn eyes of a Tudor.
They stopped one day at the foot of a high mountain, and, clearing away the brush and stones at a certain place, an entrance to a great cavern was revealed.
She was a battered woman now, not a lovely girl; but she still had that something which fires the imagination, could still stop one's breath for a moment by a look or gesture that somehow revealed the meaning in common things.
She hoped to remain unnoticed, but her white gown revealed her to him.
Certainly in the matter of dress they were behind the fashions as revealed in Montgomery Street.
She was well aware that she must ultimately come forward, and stand revealed in her proper individuality; but, like other sensitive persons, she could not bear to be observed in the gradual process, and chose rather to flash forth on the world's astonished gaze at once.
When the young woman -- the mother of this child -- stood fully revealed before the crowd, it seemed to be her first impulse to clasp the infant closely to her bosom; not so much by an impulse of motherly affection, as that she might thereby conceal a certain token, which was wrought or fastened into her dress.
We met, after I had brought home little Miles, more intimately than ever on the ground of my stupefaction, my general emotion: so monstrous was I then ready to pronounce it that such a child as had now been revealed to me should be under an interdict.
As I walked away, I was full of thoughtfulness; what had been incidentally revealed to me of Captain Ahab, filled me with a certain wild vagueness of painfulness concerning him.
Finally, though, as will soon be revealed, its contents partly comprise the most delicate oil; yet, you are now to be apprised of the nature of the substance which so impregnably invests all that apparent effeminacy.
One more bandage had been torn from his eyes, one more pitfall was revealed to him
1] Edward Bouverie Pusey (1800-1882), champion of the orthodoxy of revealed religion, defender of the Oxford movement, and Regius professor of Hebrew and Canon of Christ Church, Oxford.