Reveal Re*veal", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Revealed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Revealing}.] [F. r['e]v['e]ler, L. revelare, revelatum, to unveil, reveal; pref. re- re- + velare to veil; fr. velum a veil. See {Veil}.] 1. To make known (that which has been concealed or kept secret); to unveil; to disclose; to show. [1913 Webster]

Light was the wound, the prince's care unknown, She might not, would not, yet reveal her own. --Waller. [1913 Webster]

2. Specifically, to communicate (that which could not be known or discovered without divine or supernatural instruction or agency). [1913 Webster]

Syn: To communicate; disclose; divulge; unveil; uncover; open; discover; impart; show.

Usage: See {Communicate}. -- {Reveal}, {Divulge}. To reveal is literally to lift the veil, and thus make known what was previously concealed; to divulge is to scatter abroad among the people, or make publicly known. A mystery or hidden doctrine may be revealed; something long confined to the knowledge of a few is at length divulged. ``Time, which reveals all things, is itself not to be discovered.'' --Locke. ``A tragic history of facts divulged.'' --Wordsworth. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • revealed — revealed; un·revealed; …   English syllables

  • revealed — index comprehensible, evident, manifest, naked (perceptible), obvious, open (in sight) …   Law dictionary

  • revealed — adj. Revealed is used with these nouns: ↑truth …   Collocations dictionary

  • revealed — adjective Focused on the revelations of a god to humankind …   Wiktionary

  • revealed — Synonyms and related words: Biblical, Gospel, Mosaic, New Testament, Old Testament, apocalyptic, apostolic, apparent, bald, bare, beholdable, canonical, detectable, discernible, disclosed, evangelic, evangelistic, evident, exposed, exposed to… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • revealed — re·veal || rɪ vɪːl v. show, exhibit, display; expose, disclose, make public …   English contemporary dictionary

  • revealed —   Hō ike, ike ia, kapeke …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • REVEALED — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Revealed preference — theory, pioneered by American economist Paul Samuelson, is a method by which it is possible to discern the best possible option on the basis of consumer behavior. Essentially, this means that the preferences of consumers can be revealed by their… …   Wikipedia

  • Revealed with Jules Asner — Revealed...with Jules Asner was a biography style television show with first run airings on E! Entertainment Television from 2001 2003. The host, Jules Asner, was a rising star among the network s stable of on air personalities, and programmers… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”