reveal

revealable, adj.revealability, revealableness, n.revealedly /ri vee"lid lee, -veeld"-/, adv.revealer, n.revealingly, adv.revealingness, n.revelative /ri vel"euh tiv, rev"euh lay'-/, adj.
/ri veel"/, v.t.
1. to make known; disclose; divulge: to reveal a secret.
2. to lay open to view; display; exhibit.
n.
3. an act or instance of revealing; revelation; disclosure.
4. Archit.
a. the part of the jamb of a window or door opening between the outer wall surface and the window or door frame.
b. the whole jamb of an opening between the outer and inner surfaces of a wall.
5. the framework or edge of an automobile window.
[1325-75; (v.) ME revelen < MF reveler < L revelare to unveil (see RE-, VEIL); (in defs. 4 and 5) deriv. of obs. revale to lower < OF revaler (re- RE- + (a)valer to lower, v. deriv. of the phrase à val down; see VALE)]
Syn. 1, 2. unveil, publish, impart, tell, announce, proclaim. REVEAL, DISCLOSE, DIVULGE share the meaning of making known something previously concealed or secret. To REVEAL is to uncover as if by drawing away a veil: The fog lifted and revealed the harbor. To DISCLOSE is to lay open and thereby invite inspection: to disclose the plans of an organization. To DIVULGE is to communicate, sometimes to a large number of people, what was at first intended to be private, confidential, or secret: to divulge the terms of a contract.
Ant. 1, 2. conceal, hide.

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