Meaning of “unveil” in the English Dictionary

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"unveil" in British English

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unveilverb [ T ]

uk /ʌnˈveɪl/ us /ʌnˈveɪl/

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:

The company recently unveiled a test version of its new search engine.

(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 secret known:

The president’s new policy was unveiled at the press conference.

(Definition of “unveil” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"unveil" in Business English

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unveilverb [ T ]

uk /ʌnˈveɪl/ us

to show or introduce something new or make it known publicly for the first time:

The company unveiled a 2.7% rise in underlying profits to $544m.
unveil a plan/policy/proposal The airline company unveiled a plan for compensating customers hit with flight delays or cancellations.
Today they will unveil new products at lower prices.

(Definition of “unveil” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)