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
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v 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
Type of:
show
make visible or noticeable

v 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
Type of:
tell
let something be known

v disclose directly or through prophets

“God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind”
Type of:
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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