reveal

When you make something visible or make it public information, you reveal it. For example, if you want to plan a picnic, wait until forecasters reveal the weather that is predicted.

The verb reveal comes from the Latin word revelare meaning "unveil," like when you take off your hat to reveal your new haircut, or when you reveal information about your past that will shock or amuse your friends. You might also be familiar with the noun form of reveal, makeover show-speak for the moment viewers see the newly renovated room or someone's dramatic new look, as in saving the reveal for the end of the show so people keep watching.

Definitions of reveal
  1. verb
    make visible
    synonyms: bring out, uncover, unveil
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    disclose, expose
    disclose to view as by removing a cover
    excavate, unearth
    recover through digging
    trot out
    bring out and show for inspection and admiration
    unfold
    open to the view
    face
    turn so as to expose the face
    dig, dig out, dig up
    remove, harvest, or recover by digging
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    show
    make visible or noticeable
  2. 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 actress won't reveal how old she is”
    synonyms: break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, unwrap
    break, get around, get out
    be released or become known; of news
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    blackwash
    bring (information) out of concealment
    muckrake
    explore and expose misconduct and scandals concerning public figures
    blow
    cause to be revealed and jeopardized
    out
    reveal (something) about somebody's identity or lifestyle
    come out, come out of the closet, out
    to state openly and publicly one's homosexuality
    spring
    produce or disclose suddenly or unexpectedly
    betray, bewray
    reveal unintentionally
    confide
    reveal in private; tell confidentially
    leak
    tell anonymously
    babble, babble out, blab, blab out, let the cat out of the bag, peach, sing, spill the beans, talk, tattle
    divulge confidential information or secrets
    relieve, unbosom
    relieve oneself of troubling information
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    tell
    let something be known
  3. verb
    disclose directly or through prophets
    “God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind”
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    break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, unwrap
    make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
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