Definition of unveil in English:


Line breaks: un¦veil
Pronunciation: /ʌnˈveɪl


[with object]
  • 1Remove a veil or covering from, in particular uncover (a new monument or work of art) as part of a public ceremony: the Princess unveiled a plaque (as noun unveiling) the unveiling of the memorial
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    • While I was there, a street party was held to unveil a work of public art.
    • The veterans will lay a wreath at 2pm in memory of their fallen comrades and unveil a new memorial plaque.
    • In April next year, he unveils this new work in a major exhibition at the McLaurin Gallery in Ayr.
  • 1.1Show or announce publicly for the first time: the Home Secretary has unveiled plans to crack down on crime
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    • The plans were unveiled at a presentation before community representatives and interested groups.
    • A raft of new taxes could be brought in under plans unveiled by council chiefs.
    • Dixons has unveiled ambitious plans to expand its electrical retail operation on the Continent.
    reveal, present, disclose, divulge, make known, make public, air, communicate, publish, broadcast; display, show, exhibit, demonstrate, put on show, put on display, put on view, expose to view, parade, flaunt; release, bring out, launch, introduce

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