What does reveal mean?

Definitions for reveal
rɪˈvilre·veal

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. uncover, bring out, unveil, reveal(verb)

    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 out(verb)

    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. reveal(verb)

    disclose directly or through prophets

    "God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind"

Wiktionary

  1. reveal(Noun)

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

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

  2. reveal(Noun)

    A revelation; an uncovering of what was hidden.

    The reveal in that movie was great.

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

  3. reveal(Noun)

    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.

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

  4. reveal(Verb)

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

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

  5. reveal(Verb)

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

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Reveal(verb)

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

  2. Reveal(verb)

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

  3. Reveal(noun)

    a revealing; a disclosure

  4. Reveal(noun)

    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′.

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

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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. Alan Rickman:

    You can act truthfully or you can lie. You can reveal things about yourself or you can hide. Therefore, the audience recognises something about themselves or they don't — You hope they don't leave the theatre thinking, "That was nice...now where's the cab?

  2. Leon Trotsky:

    The depth and strength of a human character are defined by its moral reserves. People reveal themselves completely only when they are thrown out of the customary conditions of their life, for only then do they have to fall back on their reserves.

  3. Axel Petzold:

    A contemporary brain just dissolved, but the Heslington brain continued to reveal more and more proteins.

  4. Cal Jillson:

    With politicians, we take what they say as raw speculation, but for someone like John Brennan, who has known the country’s deepest secrets for decades, the public takes it as an allusion made with the knowledge of the nation’s secrets, which he has a responsibility not to reveal.

  5. Ambassador Danon:

    BDS is the modern incarnation of anti-Semitism, holding this anti-BDS summit in the UN General Assembly will bring together an international coalition against the boycott movement, and will send a clear message to all of our adversaries – Israel will not relent and will continue to reveal the lies propagated by the BDS movement.

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