(v.) Middle English revelen
< Middle French reveler
< Latin revēlāre
to unveil (see re-
); (in defs 4 and 5)
derivative of obsolete revale
to lower < Old French revaler
to lower, verbal derivative of the phrase à val
down; see vale
revealable, adjectiverevealability, revealableness, nounrevealedly [ri-vee-lid-lee, -veeld-] /rɪˈvi lɪd li, -ˈvild-/ Show IPA, adverbrevealer, nounrevealingly, adverbrevealingness, nounrevelative [ri-vel-uh-tiv, rev-uh-ley-] /rɪˈvɛl ə tɪv, ˈrɛv əˌleɪ-/ Show IPA, adjectivehalf-revealed, adjectivenonrevealing, adjectiveprereveal, verb (used with object)self-revealed, adjectiveunrevealable, adjectiveunrevealed, adjectiveunrevealing, adjectiveunrevealingly, adverb
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.
is to lay open and thereby invite inspection: to disclose the plans of an organization.
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.