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revealing

noun

verb

  1. (show)  to make visible
    Synonyms: bring out, uncover, unveil. Type of: show
  2. (tell)  to make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret
    Synonyms: break, bring out, disclose, discover, divulge, expose, give away, let on, let out, unwrap,...
  3. (theology)  to disclose directly or through prophets
    Topic: theology. Type of: unwrap

adjective

  1. (informative)  disclosing unintentionally
    Synonyms: telling, telltale [attributive]. Similar to: informative
  2. (indicative)  showing or making known
    Similar to: indicative

Etymology summary

from Old French reveler, from Latin revēlāre to unveil, from re- + vēlum a veil
(Source: Collins Dictionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

revealing | reveal | divulge [synonym, sense-specific] | revealingly [adverb, derived] | revealable [adjective, derived]

of significance or import | showing or designed to show more of the body than is usual or conventional | [may take a clause as object or an ... (26 of 568 words, 6 definitions, 11 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/revealing

reveal | divulge [synonym, sense-specific] | revealable [adjective, derived]

[may take a clause as object or an infinitive] to disclose (a secret); divulge | to expose to view or show (something concealed) | (of God) to ... (25 of 526 words, 4 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Merriam-Webster:

revealing | eloquent [synonym] | meaning [synonym] | meaningful [synonym] | pregnant [synonym] | expressive [synonym] | revelatory [synonym] | significant [synonym] | suggestive [synonym]

allowing a look at or an understanding of something inner or hidden ; also, tending to expose more typically hidden parts of the body (24 of 110 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/revealing

reveal [entry 1, verb] | display [synonym, sense-specific] | bare [synonym, sense-specific] | disclose [synonym, sense-specific] | discover [synonym, sense-specific] | divulge [synonym, sense-specific] | expose [synonym, sense-specific] | let on [synonym, sense-specific] | spill [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

to make known through divine inspiration | to make (something secret or hidden) publicly or generally known | to open up to view; "display" (22 of 379 words, 3 definitions, 7 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/reveal

reveal [entry 2, noun] | jamb [synonym]

the side of an opening (as for a window) between a frame and the outer surface of a wall ; also, "jamb" (22 of 68 words)

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Wikipedia:

Revealing [disambiguation]

may refer to: Revelation - in religion, the revealing of things to come Book of Revelation - the Biblical book on revelation | Revealing (album) - James Blood Ulmer album (29 of 71 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Revealing

Reveal [disambiguation] | Revealed

may refer to: Reveal (carpentry), a type of joint | The Revealed, an Internet documentary project about gorillas | Reveal, a magazine published by Nat Mags | J. L. Reveal, American botanist | Reveal system, a system of plant classification | Reveal... (37 of 212 words, 19 definitions)

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Oxford Dictionary:

revealing | revealingly [derived]

making interesting or significant information known, especially of a personal nature | (of an item of clothing) allowing more of the wearer's body to ... (23 of 64 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/revealing

reveal [entry 1] | revealable [derived] | revealer [derived]

make (previously unknown or secret information) known to others | cause or allow (something) to be seen | make (something) known to humans by divine ... (23 of 140 words, 4 definitions, 5 usage examples, pronunciation)

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reveal [entry 2]

either side surface of an aperture in a wall for a door or window (14 of 61 words, pronunciation)

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

revealing

providing new, surprising, or important information | showing a part of someone's body that is usually covered (16 of 50 words, 2 definitions, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/revealing

reveal [transitive] | revealed [past tense] | revealing [present participle] | reveals [3rd-person singular present]

to let something become known, for example a secret or information that was previously not known | to show something that was covered or hidden (24 of 114 words, 2 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Cambridge Dictionary:

revealing | revealingly [adverb, derived]

describes clothes which show more of the body than is usual | showing something that was not previously known or seen (20 of 40 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/revealing

reveal

to make known or show something that is surprising or that was previously secret | to allow something to be seen that, until then, had been hidden (26 of 75 words, 2 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/reveal

American Heritage Dictionary:

revealing | revealingly [adverb, related]

Permitting an elucidating glimpse or a perception of something intimate or concealed (12 of 24 words, pronunciation)

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reveal | revealed [past tense] | revealing [present participle] | reveals [3rd-person singular present] | revealable [adjective, related] | revealer [noun, related] | revealment [noun, related]

To make known (something concealed or secret) | To bring to view; show. | To make known by supernatural or divine means | The part of the side of a ... (27 of 146 words, 6 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

revealing

Of clothing: allowing to see more than is usual. | Present participle of reveal. (13 of 18 words, 2 definitions)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/revealing

reveal | reveals [plural] | revealed [past tense] | revealing [present participle] | revel [synonym, sense-specific] | communicate [synonym, sense-specific] | disclose [synonym, sense-specific] | discover [synonym, sense-specific] | divulge [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

The outer side of a window or door frame; the jamb. | [cinematography, comedy] A revelation; an uncovering of what was hidden. | [obsolete] The side of an opening for a window, doorway, or the like, between the door frame or window frame and the outer ... (44 of 153 words, 5 definitions, 6 usage examples, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

reveal | revealable [adjective, related] | revealment [noun, related]

to make known (something hidden or kept secret); disclose; divulge | to expose to view; show; exhibit; display | [theology] to make known by ... (22 of 119 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

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Random House Dictionary:

reveal

to make known; disclose; divulge. | to lay open to view; display; exhibit. | an act or instance of revealing; revelation; disclosure. | [architecture] ... (21 of 83 words, 5 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/reveal

Encarta Dictionary:

revealing | revealingly [adverb, derived]

exposing part of the body that would normally be kept covered | giving away new, surprising, or valuable information | exposing true emotions or ... (22 of 41 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861701806​/definition​.html  [offline]

reveal [entry 1] | revealed [past tense] | revealing [present participle] | reveals [3rd-person singular present]

to disclose something that was unknown or secret | to make something visible that had been hidden or covered | to make something known by what is ... (25 of 82 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

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reveal [entry 2] | reveals [plural]

the vertical section of wall that lies between a doorframe or window frame and the outer wall (17 of 49 words, pronunciation)

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Etymology references

Collins Dictionary:

revealing | reveal

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Old French reveler, from Latin revēlāre to unveil, from re- + vēlum a veil

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/revealing

American Heritage Dictionary:

reveal | revealed [past tense] | revealing [present participle] | reveals [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English revelen, from Old French reveler, from Latin ... | From Middle English revalen, to lower, from Old French ... (19 of 50 etymology words)

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New World Dictionary:

reveal

Origin: Middle English revelen from Old French reveler from Latin ... | Middle English revalen, to bring down from Middle French ... (19 of 47 etymology words)

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Online Etymology:

reveal

First use: late 14th century

Origin: Old French reveler (14th century), from Latin revelare "reveal, uncover, disclose", literally "unveil", from re- "opposite of" + ... (21 of 39 etymology words)

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Wiktionary:

reveal | reveals [plural] | revealed [past tense] | revealing [present participle]

Origin: French révéler, from earlier Latin revelare ("to reveal, uncover"), from re- ("back, again") + velare ("to cover"), from velum ("veil").

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Merriam-Webster:

reveal [entry 1, verb]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English revelen, from Anglo-French reveler, from Latin revelare to uncover, reveal, from re- + velare to cover, veil, from velum veil

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/reveal

reveal [entry 2, noun]

First use: 1688

Origin: alteration of earlier revale, probably ultimately from Middle French ravaler to reduce the depth of (masonry or wood), literally, to ... (21 of 33 etymology words)

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Oxford Dictionary:

reveal [entry 1]

Origin: late Middle English: from Old French reveler or Latin revelare, from re- "again" (expressing reversal) + velum "veil"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/reveal

reveal [entry 2]

First use: late 17th century

Origin: obsolete revale "to lower", from Old French revaler, from re- "back" + avaler "go down, sink"

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Encarta Dictionary:

reveal [entry 1] | revealed [past tense] | revealing [present participle] | reveals [3rd-person singular present]

First use: 14th century

Origin: French from Latin revelare "unveil" from velum "sail, curtain, veil"

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reveal [entry 2] | reveals [plural]

First use: Late 17th century

Origin: Alteration of obsolete revale "lower, bring down" from Old French revaler from val "valley"

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Audio references

Wiktionary:

revealing

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reveal | reveals [plural] | revealed [past tense] | revealing [present participle]

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Collins Dictionary:

revealing | reveal

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reveal

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Macmillan British Dictionary:

revealing

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reveal [transitive] | revealed [past tense] | revealing [present participle] | reveals [3rd-person singular present]

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Macmillan American Dictionary:

revealing

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reveal [transitive] | revealed [past tense] | revealing [present participle] | reveals [3rd-person singular present]

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Cambridge Dictionary:

revealing

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reveal

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the Free Dictionary:

revealing

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reveal

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Google Dictionary:

revealing

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reveal | reveals [plural] | revealed [past tense] | revealing [present participle]

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

revealing

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reveal

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YourDictionary Audio:

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reveal

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freedictionary.org:

Reveal

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