Definitions of reveal

  1. make visible; " Summer brings out bright clothes"; " He brings out the best in her"; " The newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings"
  2. make clear and visible; " The article revealed the policies of the government"
  3. Theology: disclose directly or through prophets; " God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind"
  4. disclose directly or through prophets; " God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind"
  5. To lay bare; to lay open to attack, danger, or anything objectionable; to render accessible to anything which may affect, especially detrimentally; to make liable; as, to expose one's self to the heat of the sun, or to cold, insult, danger, or ridicule; to expose an army to destruction or defeat.
  6. To make known ( that which has been concealed or kept secret); to unveil; to disclose; to show.
  7. Specifically, to communicate ( that which could not be known or discovered without divine or supernatural instruction or agency).
  8. A revealing; a disclosure.
  9. 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.
  10. To make known; disclose; unveil; to make known by supernatural means.
  11. To make known.
  12. To unveil: to make known: to disclose.
  13. To make known; disclose; divulge.
  14. The vertical side of an opening for a window or doorway.
  15. To make known something before unknown or kept secret; to disclose.
  16. To uncover; to lay bare or open; to make known something before concealed.

Usage examples for reveal

  1. It had taken a lifetime, it had needed such a moment as this to reveal it to Hadrian. – The Emperor, Part 2, Volume 9. by Georg Ebers
  2. Edward Arundel knew the secret, but he had been warned not to reveal it to Mary. – John Marchmont's Legacy, Volume I (of 3) by Mary E. Braddon
  3. We do not know what became of him, and he refused to reveal to us the road to his country, which lies beyond the desert and the Far Mountains. – Ayesha The Further History of She-Who-Must-Be-Obeyed by H. Rider Haggard
  4. But the immediate question which faced our friends was, whether it would do for them to reveal themselves to the Murhapas without again seeing their native friend. – The Land of Mystery by Edward S. Ellis
  5. One fact she did reveal however, that Fisher had gone from the kitchen and had been absent a quarter of an hour and had returned a little agitated. – The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace
  6. Thousands stood ghastly and pale not knowing what the next moment might reveal – The Bark Covered House or, Back in the Woods Again by William Nowlin
  7. She had a reason which she did not reveal – The Clue of the Twisted Candle by Edgar Wallace
  8. We are by no means sure that it is safe to reveal this secret, so do not let it go any farther. – Somehow Good by William de Morgan
  9. For all time, unless he should chance upon this note and reveal himself. – The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg and Other Stories by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) Last Updated: February 18, 2009
  10. No one had heard of Car 1058. Research among the bulletins failed to reveal any mention of it. – The Whirligig of Time by Wayland Wells Williams
  11. Reveal yourself to him!" – The Blue Pavilions by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  12. Hardy's best novels are among the few in English fiction that can be read again and again, and that reveal at every reading some fresh beauties of thought or style. – Modern English Books of Power by George Hamlin Fitch
  13. The marquis was discreet enough not to reveal his chief reason. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  14. The Governor knows I have nothing to reveal – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  15. Congreve's peculiar genius is well shown in his ability to make her manner of speech reveal her characteristics. – Halleck's New English Literature by Reuben P. Halleck
  16. We were afraid of everything that might reveal our secret to ourselves. – The Wife and Other Stories by Anton Chekhov
  17. Search would reveal something in there, I am pretty sure. – Hildegarde's Neighbors by Laura E. Richards
  18. What hast thou to reveal – The Last Days of Pompeii by Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
  19. You understand that you have promised to marry me if you reveal my secret? – Saracinesca by F. Marion Crawford
  20. When ruin first fell upon me, I made a vow never to reveal myself to her until I had cleared my name and hers from the stain of this disgrace. – By Wit of Woman by Arthur W. Marchmont