Re·veal v. t. [imp. & p. p. Revealed p. pr. & vb. n. Revealing.]
1. To make known (that which has been concealed or kept secret); to unveil; to disclose; to show.
Light was the wound, the prince's care unknown,
She might not, would not, yet reveal her own. --Waller.
2. Specifically, to communicate (that which could not be known or discovered without divine or supernatural instruction or agency).
Syn: -- To communicate; disclose; divulge; unveil; uncover; open; discover; impart; show.
Usage: See Communicate. -- Reveal, Divulge. To reveal is literally to lift the veil, and thus make known what was previously concealed; to divulge is to scatter abroad among the people, or make publicly known. A mystery or hidden doctrine may be revealed; something long confined to the knowledge of a few is at length divulged. “Time, which reveals all things, is itself not to be discovered.” --Locke. “A tragic history of facts divulged.” --Wordsworth.
1. A revealing; a disclosure. [Obs.]
2. Arch. The side of an opening for a window, doorway, or the like, between the door frame or window frame and the outer surface of the wall; or, where the opening is not filled with a door, etc., the whole thickness of the wall; the jamb. [Written also revel.]
v 1: make visible; "Summer brings out bright clothes"; "He brings
out the best in her"; "The newspaper uncovered the
President's illegal dealings" [syn: uncover, bring
2: 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 auction house would not disclose the price at
which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal
how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news
to her" [syn: disclose, let on, bring out, discover,
expose, divulge, impart, break, give away, let
3: make clear and visible; "The article revealed the policies
of the government" [syn: display, show]
4: disclose directly or through prophets; "God rarely reveal
his plans for Mankind"