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verb [transitive] reveal pronunciation in American English /rɪˈvil/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlerevealing
past tenserevealed
past participlerevealed
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  1. 1
    to let something become known, for example a secret or information that was previously not known
    She refused to reveal the contents of the letter.
    Cockpit recordings may reveal the cause of the crash.
    reveal something to someone: Plans for rerouting traffic have been revealed to residents.
    reveal (that): The survey revealed that many consumers are aware of the risks involved.
    reveal how/what etc.: Neither side revealed what was discussed in the meeting.
  2. 2
    to show something that was covered or hidden
    The wallet-sized system opens to reveal a keyboard and screen.


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