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reveal

verb [T] uk   us   /rɪˈviːl/
B2 to make known or show something that is surprising or that was previously secret: He was jailed for revealing secrets to the Russians. [+ that] Her biography revealed that she was not as rich as everyone thought. [+ question word] He would not reveal where he had hidden her chocolate eggs.C2 to allow something to be seen that, until then, had been hidden: A gap in the clouds revealed the Atlantic far below.
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reveal

noun [C usually singular] uk   us   /rɪˈviːl/
an occasion at the end of a television programme, etc. when something that has been hidden or kept secret until then is shown to the audience: The final reveal of the new kitchen was a huge success.
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