Unveil is a dramatic verb we use when we uncover or reveal something for the first time, often in front of a large gathering or as part of a publicity campaign.

A city's mayor might unveil a new monument by removing an actual veil (cloth covering) from it. This is often done with great flourish and accompanied by a drum roll. In a more metaphorical sense, a software company might unveil — that is, publicly announce — a new video game or business application.

Definitions of unveil
  1. verb
    make visible
    synonyms: bring out, reveal, uncover
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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
    open to the view
    turn so as to expose the face
    dig, dig out, dig up
    remove, harvest, or recover by digging
    type of:
    make visible or noticeable
  2. verb
    remove the cover from
    unveil a painting”
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    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
  3. verb
    remove the veil from
    “Women must not unveil themselves in public in Islamic societies”
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    to obscure, or conceal with or as if with a veil
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    expose, uncover
    remove all or part of one's clothes to show one's body
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