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Reveal vs. Unveil — What's the Difference?

Reveal vs. Unveil — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Reveal and Unveil

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Reveal

To make known (something concealed or unknown)
She revealed that she was pregnant. The study revealed the toxic effects of the pollutant.
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Unveil

To remove a veil or covering from.
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Reveal

To cause to be seen; show
The curtains parted, revealing a ballerina. The x-ray revealed a broken bone.
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Unveil

To disclose; reveal.
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Reveal

To make known by supernatural or divine means
"For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven" (Romans 1:18).
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Unveil

To take off one's veil.
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Reveal

The making known of an important, secret, or salient occurrence, such as the revealing of a major development, plot twist, or visual effect in a movie
"Seeing [the Wiz] in human form in the first act diminishes the power of the reveal in the second" (Bob Verini).
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Unveil

To reveal oneself.
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Reveal

The part of the side of a window or door opening that is between the outer surface of a wall and the window or door frame.
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Unveil

(transitive) To remove a veil from; to uncover; to reveal something hidden.
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Reveal

The whole side of such an opening; the jamb.
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Unveil

(transitive) to show, especially for the first time
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Reveal

The framework of a motor vehicle window.
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Unveil

(intransitive) To remove a veil; to reveal oneself.
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Reveal

The outer side of a window or door frame.
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Unveil

To remove a veil from; to divest of a veil; to uncover; to disclose to view; to reveal; as, she unveiled her face.
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Reveal

A revelation; an uncovering of what was hidden in the scene or story.
The comedian had been telling us about his sleep being disturbed by noise. Then came the reveal: he was sleeping on a bed in a department store.
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Unveil

To remove a veil; to reveal one's self.
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Reveal

(transitive) To uncover; to show and display that which was hidden.
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Unveil

Remove the veil from;
Women must not unveil themselves in public in Islamic societies
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Reveal

(transitive) To communicate that which could not be known or discovered without divine or supernatural instruction.
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Unveil

Make visible;
Summer brings out bright clothes
He brings out the best in her
The newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings
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Reveal

To make known (that which has been concealed or kept secret); to unveil; to disclose; to show.
Light was the wound, the prince's care unknown,She might not, would not, yet reveal her own.
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Unveil

Remove the cover from;
Unveil a painting
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Reveal

Specifically, to communicate (that which could not be known or discovered without divine or supernatural instruction or agency).
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Reveal

A revealing; a disclosure.
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Reveal

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.
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Reveal

Make visible;
Summer brings out bright clothes
He brings out the best in her
The newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings
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Reveal

Make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret;
The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold
The actress won't reveal how old she is
Bring out the truth
He broke the news to her
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Reveal

Make clear and visible;
The article revealed the policies of the government
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Reveal

Disclose directly or through prophets;
God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind
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