verb (used with object)
to remove a veil or other covering from; display; reveal: The woman unveiled herself.
to reveal or disclose by or as if by removing a veil or covering: to unveil a monument; to unveil a secret; to unveil a truth.
verb (used without object)
to become revealed by or as if by removing a veil.

1590–1600; un-2 + veil

2. divulge, bare, broadcast, expose.
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unveil (ʌnˈveɪl)
1.  (tr) to remove the cover or shroud from, esp in the ceremonial unveiling of a monument, etc
2.  to remove the veil from (one's own or another person's face)
3.  (tr) to make (something secret or concealed) known or public; divulge; reveal

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Word Origin & History

1599, in ref. to sight, "to make clear," from un- (2) + veil (v.). Sense of "to display or reveal" (something) is from 1657.
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Example sentences
Candidates on both sides of the aisle have a history of getting into trouble
  with voters when they unveil too much too soon.
In this book he lays out the case, peering into the future to unveil a dramatic
  new mode of learning about the universe.
Let your parents get a few bites in, and then boldly unveil.
And today they unveil the properties of such objects.
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