What does reveal mean?

Definitions for reveal
rɪˈvilre·veal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uncover, bring out, unveil, revealverb

    make visible

    "Summer brings out bright clothes"; "He brings out the best in her"

  2. unwrap, disclose, let on, bring out, reveal, discover, expose, divulge, break, give away, let outverb

    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"

  3. revealverb

    disclose directly or through prophets

    "God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind"

Wiktionary

  1. revealnoun

    The outer side of a window or door frame; the jamb.

  2. revealnoun

    A revelation; an uncovering of what was hidden.

    The reveal in that movie was great.

  3. revealnoun

    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.

  4. revealverb

    To uncover; to show and display that which was hidden.

  5. revealverb

    To communicate that which could not be known or discovered without divine or supernatural instruction.

  6. Etymology: From révéler, from earlier revelare, from re- + velare, from velum.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. To REVEALverb

    Etymology: revelo, Lat. reveler, Fr.

    Be ashamed: speaking again that which thou hast heard, and revealing of secrets. Ecclus. xli. 23.

    I will cure them, and reveal unto them the abundance of peace. Jer. xxxiii. 6.

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

    The answer to one who asked what time was, si non rogas intelligo; that is, the more I think of time, the less I understand it; might persuade one, that time, which reveals all other things, is itself not to be discovered. John Locke.

    The sufferings of this life are not to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us. Romans viii. 18.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Revealverb

    to make known (that which has been concealed or kept secret); to unveil; to disclose; to show

  2. Revealverb

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

  3. Revealnoun

    a revealing; a disclosure

  4. Revealnoun

    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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Reveal

    rē-vēl′, v.t. to unveil: to make known, as by divine agency: to disclose.—n. Revealabil′ity.—adj. Reveal′able.—ns. Reveal′ableness; Reveal′er; Reveal′ment, revelation.—Revealed religion, that which has been supernaturally revealed. [O. Fr. reveler (Fr. révéler)—L. revelārere-, back, velāre, to veil—velum, a veil.]

  2. Reveal

    rē-vēl′, n. (archit.) the square ingoing of a window, doorway, or the like, between the frame and the outer surface of the wall.—Also Revel′.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reveal' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3549

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'reveal' in Verbs Frequency: #223

Anagrams for reveal »

  1. leaver

  2. laveer

  3. vealer

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of reveal in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of reveal in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of reveal in a Sentence

  1. The FBI:

    The scammer threatens to reveal the information to the recipient’s spouse, family and friends, and demands payment in exchange for secrecy. In an effort to avoid detection, the scammer often insists on being paid in bitcoin, a virtual currency that is legitimate but difficult to track.

  2. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration:

    The American people have every right to be suspicious when NOAA alters data to get the politically correct results they want and then refuses to reveal how those decisions were made, Smith said in a statement. NOAA needs to come clean about why they altered the data to get the results they needed to advance this administration's extreme climate change agenda.

  3. Stewart Whitson:

    We ’ll ask the judge to compel DOJ to finally reveal documents they’ve been hiding, including their strategic plan to carry out President Biden’s federal election scheme.

  4. Adam Schiff:

    If terrorism was indeed the cause, it would reveal a whole new level of vulnerability to aircraft – not only from those flights originating in the Middle East, but to those departing from the heart of Europe and with, at least in theory, far better airport defenses.

  5. James Allen:

    Circumstances do not determine a man, they reveal him.

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