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English definition of “unveil”

unveil

verb [T] uk   /ʌnˈveɪl/ us  
to remove a covering like a curtain from a new structure at a formal ceremony in order to show the opening or finishing of a new building or work of art: The memorial to those who had died in the war was unveiled by the Queen. If you unveil something new, you show it or make it known for the first time: A new government policy on forests is due to be unveiled in April.
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