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"unveil" in British English

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unveilverb [T]

uk   us   /ʌnˈveɪl/
to ​remove a ​covering like a ​curtain from a new ​structure at a ​formalceremony 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: The ​companyrecently unveiled a ​testversion of ​its new ​searchengine.
(Definition of unveil from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"unveil" in American English

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unveilverb [T]

 us   /ʌnˈveɪl/
to make something ​secretknown: The president’s new ​policy was unveiled at the ​pressconference.
(Definition of unveil from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"unveil" in Business English

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unveilverb [T]

uk   us   /ʌnˈveɪl/
to show or ​introduce something new or make it known ​publicly for the first ​time: The ​company unveiled a 2.7% ​rise in ​underlyingprofits to $544m.unveil a plan/policy/proposal The ​airlinecompany unveiled a ​plan for ​compensatingcustomershit with ​flight delays or ​cancellations. Today they will unveil new ​products at ​lowerprices.
(Definition of unveil from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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