reveal

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. disclose, show, divulge, announce, display, exhibit, expose, bare. See disclosure, visibility.
II
(Roget's IV) v.
1. [To make known]
Syn. disclose, divulge, tell, betray, betray a confidence, confess, confide, impart, publish, expose, lay bare, avow, admit, acknowledge, give utterance to, let out, give out, bring out, make public, leak, unfold, unveil, bring to light, communicate, announce, declare, inform, notify, utter, make plain, break the news, unbosom, broadcast, concede, come out with, explain, bring into the open, affirm, report, share, give away*, let the cat out of the bag*, blab*, talk*, spill*, spill the beans*, make a clean breast of*, put one's cards on the table*, let slip*, show one's true colors*, get out of one's system*, give the low-down*, blow the whistle*, let on*, open up*, spill one's guts*; see also inform 2 , notify 1 , tell 1 .
2. [To expose]
Syn. show, exhibit, unveil; see expose 1 .
Syn.- reveal implies a making known of something hidden or secret, as if by drawing back a veil [ to reveal one's identity ] ; disclose suggests a laying open, as to inspection, of what has previously been concealed [ she refuses to disclose her intentions ] ; divulge suggests that what has been disclosed should properly have been kept secret or private [ do not divulge the contents of this letter ] ; tell may also imply a breach of confidence [ kiss and tell] , but more commonly suggests the making known of necessary or requested information [tell me what to do ] ; betray implies either faithlessness in divulging something [betrayed by an informer ] or inadvertence in revealing something [ a blush that betrayed his embarrassment ]
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.
disclose, expose, show, divulge, uncover, bring to light, make known, lay bare, bring out into the open, tell, confess, *let the cat out of the bag, *spill the beans, declare, announce, *blab.
ANT.: conceal, cover up, keep secret
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To disclose in a breach of confidence: betray, blab, divulge, expose, give away, let out, tell, uncover, unveil. Informal: spill. Archaic: discover. Idioms: let slip, let the cat out of the bag, spill the beans, tell all. See SHOW. 2. To make visible; bring to view: bare, disclose, display, expose, show, unclothe, uncover, unmask, unveil. Archaic: discover. Idioms: bring to light, lay open, make plain. See SHOW. 3. To make manifest or apparent: demonstrate, display, evidence, evince, exhibit, manifest, proclaim, show. See SHOW.

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