Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: reveler, from Latin revelare 'to uncover', from velum; VEIL1


re‧veal S3 W1 [transitive]
1 to make known something that was previously secret or unknown [≠ conceal]:
He may be prosecuted for revealing secrets about the security agency.
a test that can reveal a teacher's hidden skills
reveal (that)
He revealed that he had been in prison twice before.
reveal yourself (as/to be something)
The violinist revealed himself as a talented interpreter of classical music.
2 to show something that was previously hidden [≠ conceal]:
The curtain opened to reveal the grand prize.

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