When you take the cover off of a painting, showing it to the public for the very first time, this is an example of a time when you unveil the painting.
verbun·veiled, un·veil·ing, un·veils
- To remove a veil or covering from.
- To disclose; reveal.
- To take off one's veil.
- To reveal oneself.
(third-person singular simple present unveils, present participle unveiling, simple past and past participle unveiled)
- (intransitive) To remove a veil; to reveal one's self.
un- +"Ž veil