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revealverb [T]

uk   us   /rɪˈviːl/
B2 to make ​known or show something that is ​surprising or that was ​previouslysecret: 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 ​chocolateeggs.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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revealnoun [C usually singular]

uk   us   /rɪˈviːl/
an ​occasion at the end of a ​televisionprogramme, etc. when something that has been ​hidden or ​keptsecret until then is ​shown to the ​audience: The ​final reveal of the new ​kitchen was a ​hugesuccess.
(Definition of reveal from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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revealverb

 us   /rɪˈvil/
to make ​known or show something usually ​secret or ​hidden: She revealed her ​history to him because she ​thought it was ​important. [+ that clause] X-rays revealed that my ​ribs had been ​cracked but not ​broken.
(Definition of reveal from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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