Reveal meaning

rĭ-vēl'
The act or an instance of revealing something, esp. as part of a dramatic climax.
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To make known by supernatural or divine means.
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The framework of a motor vehicle window.
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To make known (something hidden or kept secret); disclose; divulge.
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To expose to view; show; exhibit; display.
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That part of the side of an opening for a window or door which is between the outer edge of the opening and the frame of the window or door.
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The entire side of such an opening; jamb.
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The outer side of a window or door frame; the jamb.
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(cinematography, comedy) A revelation; an uncovering of what was hidden.

The comedian had been telling us about his sleep being disturbed by noise. Then came the reveal: he was sleeping on a bed in a department store.

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To uncover; to show and display that which was hidden.
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To communicate that which could not be known or discovered without divine or supernatural instruction.
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The definition of reveal is to show, disclose or admit something.

An example of reveal is a magician pulling a rabbit out of a hat.

An example of reveal is a magician showing the audience how she pulled a rabbit of her hat.

An example of reveal is someone telling you their deep dark secret.

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The making known of an important, secret, or salient occurrence, such as the revealing of a major development, plot twist, or visual effect in a movie.
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To make known by supernatural or divine means.
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Origin of reveal

  • From Middle English revalen to lower from Old French revaler re- re- avaler to lower (from a val down) (a to) (from Latin ad ad–) (val valley vale1)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Middle English revelen from Old French reveler from Latin revēlāre re- re- vēlāre to cover (from vēlum veil)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From French révéler, from earlier Latin revelare (“to reveal, uncover"), from re- (“back, again") + velare (“to cover"), from velum (“veil").
    From Wiktionary