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reveal

[ri-veel] /rɪˈvil/
verb (used with object)
1.
to make known; disclose; divulge:
to reveal a secret.
2.
to lay open to view; display; exhibit.
noun
3.
an act or instance of revealing; revelation; disclosure.
4.
Architecture.
  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.
5.
the framework or edge of an automobile window.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; (v.) Middle English revelen < Middle French reveler < Latin revēlāre to unveil (see re-, veil); (in defs 4 and 5) derivative of obsolete revale to lower < Old French revaler (re- re- + (a)valer to lower, verbal derivative of the phrase à val down; see vale)
Related forms
revealable, adjective
revealability, revealableness, noun
revealedly
[ri-vee-lid-lee, -veeld-] /rɪˈvi lɪd li, -ˈvild-/ (Show IPA),
adverb
revealer, noun
revealingly, adverb
revealingness, noun
revelative
[ri-vel-uh-tiv, rev-uh-ley-] /rɪˈvɛl ə tɪv, ˈrɛv əˌleɪ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
half-revealed, adjective
nonrevealing, adjective
prereveal, verb (used with object)
self-revealed, adjective
unrevealable, adjective
unrevealed, adjective
unrevealing, adjective
unrevealingly, adverb
Synonyms
1, 2. unveil, publish, impart, tell, announce, proclaim. Reveal, disclose, divulge share the meaning of making known something previously concealed or secret. To reveal is to uncover as if by drawing away a veil: The fog lifted and revealed the harbor. To disclose is to lay open and thereby invite inspection: to disclose the plans of an organization. To divulge is to communicate, sometimes to a large number of people, what was at first intended to be private, confidential, or secret: to divulge the terms of a contract.
Antonyms
1, 2. conceal, hide.
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Examples from the web for revealing
  • The revealing and interpreting of the unconscious takes place under constant resistance on the part of the patient.
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  • First, the revealing of affairs, whereby they become less secret.
  • Don't flaunt expensive jewelry or gear or wear revealing clothing.
  • The contrast with other arms of the establishment is striking, and revealing.
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  • Given that people with schizophrenia tend to perform poorly in any test, tasks at which they excel are both rare and revealing.
  • Even so, a firm that has hitherto kept a low profile will have to get accustomed to revealing a fair amount about its activities.
  • Differences in style matching between the two couples were revealing as well.
  • The second thing is how wonderfully revealing and diverse the lists are.
British Dictionary definitions for revealing

revealing

/rɪˈviːlɪŋ/
adjective
1.
of significance or import: a very revealing experience
2.
showing or designed to show more of the body than is usual or conventional: a revealing costume
Derived Forms
revealingly, adverb
revealingness, noun

reveal

/rɪˈviːl/
verb (transitive)
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.
(of God) to disclose (divine truths) either directly or through the medium of prophets, etc
noun
4.
(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
Derived Forms
revealable, adjective
revealability, noun
revealer, noun
revealment, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Old French reveler, from Latin revēlāre to unveil, from re- + vēlum a veil
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Word Origin and History for revealing
adj.

1590s, past participle adjective from reveal (v.). Related: Revealingly.

reveal

v.

late 14c., from Old French reveler "reveal" (14c.), from Latin revelare "reveal, uncover, disclose," literally "unveil," from re- "opposite of" (see re-) + velare "to cover, veil," from velum "a veil" (see veil (n.)). Related: Revealed; revealing.

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