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English definition of “reveal”

reveal

verb [T]     /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.Revealing secrets and becoming known C2 to allow something to be seen that, until then, had been hidden: A gap in the clouds revealed the Atlantic far below.Showing and demonstrating
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