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verb [transitive]     reveal pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlerevealing
past tenserevealed
past participlerevealed
  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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