not hidden by a veil or other covering; bare.
revealed to public knowledge or scrutiny; made evident or manifest: the unveiled purpose of their wicked plan.

1600–10; (def 1) un-1 + veiled; (def 2) unveil + -ed2

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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
Revelation has unveiled what was formerly mysterious.
He also unveiled proposals to help school districts recruit good teachers and
  to promote philanthropic giving to nonprofit groups.
And the university has unveiled a no-loan aid program for low-income students.
When those handy add-ons were unveiled, they were revolutionary despite their
  seeming obviousness.
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