reveal


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reveal \Re*veal"\, n.
   1. A revealing; a disclosure. [Obs.]
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   2. (Arch.) The side of an opening for a window, doorway, or
      the like, between the door frame or window frame and the
      outer surface of the wall; or, where the opening is not
      filled with a door, etc., the whole thickness of the wall;
      the jamb. [Written also revel.]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Reveal \Re*veal"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Revealed; p. pr. & vb.
   n. Revealing.] [F. r['e]v['e]ler, L. revelare, revelatum,
   to unveil, reveal; pref. re- re- + velare to veil; fr. velum
   a veil. See Veil.]
   1. To make known (that which has been concealed or kept
      secret); to unveil; to disclose; to show.
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            Light was the wound, the prince's care unknown,
            She might not, would not, yet reveal her own.
                                                  --Waller.
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   2. Specifically, to communicate (that which could not be
      known or discovered without divine or supernatural
      instruction or agency).
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   Syn: To communicate; disclose; divulge; unveil; uncover;
        open; discover; impart; show.

   Usage: See Communicate. -- Reveal, Divulge. To reveal
          is literally to lift the veil, and thus make known
          what was previously concealed; to divulge is to
          scatter abroad among the people, or make publicly
          known. A mystery or hidden doctrine may be revealed;
          something long confined to the knowledge of a few is
          at length divulged. "Time, which reveals all things,
          is itself not to be discovered." --Locke. "A tragic
          history of facts divulged." --Wordsworth.
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