There are 2 definitions of reveal in English:

reveal1

Syllabification: re·veal
Pronunciation: /riˈvēl
 
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verb

[with object]
  • 1Make (previously unknown or secret information) known to others: Brenda was forced to reveal Robbie’s whereabouts [with clause]: he revealed that he and his children had received death threats
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    • Hastie was previously reluctant to reveal details of the contracts until he was sure the company had a secure future.
    • The latest court filing reveals Intel has until 6 September to respond the complaint.
    • I call on the Government to publish its secret report revealing just how much the sheep ID scheme will cost farmers.
    Synonyms
    divulge, disclose, tell, let slip, let drop, give away, give out, blurt (out), release, leak; make known, make public, broadcast, publicize, circulate, disseminate
    informal let on
  • 1.1Cause or allow (something) to be seen: the clouds were breaking up to reveal a clear blue sky
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    • It conceals only superficially, for it can allow us to reveal our true self.
    • He lifted his eyes to the sky that had begun to clear, revealing blue sky.
    • His fears are confirmed when he spies a curious Post-It note on the fridge revealing an unfinished game of hangman.
    Synonyms
    show, display, exhibit, disclose, uncover, unveil
    literary uncloak
  • 1.2Make (something) known to humans by divine or supernatural means: the truth revealed at the Incarnation
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    • The Gospel of John reveals this divine aspect of Christ's ministry - His deity.
    • You have dared to imprint us with your own image knowing that we are only human, inviting us to be fully human by revealing your presence in us to everyone we meet.
    • For him it was a means of revealing the divine principle and concretizing a personal vision of the Supreme Being that had been vouchsafed to him.
    Synonyms
    bring to light, uncover, lay bare, unearth, expose
    formal evince
    literary uncloak

noun

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  • (In a movie or television show) a final revelation of information that has previously been kept from the characters or viewers: the big reveal at the end of the movie answers all questions
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    • Every week promised a new pairing, a bitter feud, and a shocking reveal (usually in the last few minutes) that changed everything for the characters.
    • The pacing works especially well, with the big big reveal of Chucky's true nature coming at about the halfway point.
    • The big reveal in the last episode was anticlimactic: oh boy, a minor character we don't remotely care about is a traitor!

Derivatives

revealable

adjective
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  • In this paper we present a new sealed-bid auction scheme using the sequentially revealable commitment by the chain of one-way functions.
  • Fig. 1 is a plan view of a sheet of paper on which has been impressed a revealable concealed identifier pattern in accordance with the invention.
  • How do UV-revealable messages work?

revealer

noun
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  • On one hand a mirror can be a powerful revealer of truth - reflecting back an image unbiased by preconceived notions of appearance.
  • As celebrated in their own eyes, these are always the true, the fearless, and the incorruptible revealers of corruption.
  • ‘The satirist is both revealer and concealer,’ he added.

Origin

late Middle English: from Old French reveler or Latin revelare, from re- 'again' (expressing reversal) + velum 'veil'.

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There are 2 definitions of reveal in English:

reveal2

Syllabification: re·veal
Pronunciation: /
 
riˈvēl/

noun

  • Either side surface of an aperture in a wall for a door or window.
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    • A flush finishing metal door/window frame is provided for a reveal of an opening in a wall that has a pair of oppositely positioned wall board sheets.
    • The reveal will give your doorjamb a cleaner, more finished look.
    • Align the mitered end of the head casing with the corner of the reveal, and mark the point where the far end meets the reveal.

Origin

late 17th century: from obsolete revale 'to lower', from Old French revaler, from re- 'back' + avaler 'go down, sink'.

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