[ verb ] make visible


"Summer brings out bright clothes" "He brings out the best in her" "The newspaper uncovered the President's illegal dealings"

Used in print

(Walter H. Buchsbaum, "Advances in Medical Electronics"...)

Where the microscope under visible_light may show only vague shadows or nothing at_all , ultraviolet_illumination and subsequent translation into a color TV picture reveal a wealth of detail .

(Bell I. Wiley, "Home Letters of Johnny Reb and Billy...)

Owing to the restrained usages characteristic of 19_th century America , these letters usually were stereotyped and revealed little depth of feeling .

(Gibson Winter, The Suburban Captivity of the...)

Its contents are another matter , for they reveal the kinds of interests pursued by the congregation .

(Harold Searles, "Schizophrenic Communication,"...)

More_than anything , it is the therapist 's intuitive sensing of these latent meanings in the stereotype which helps these meanings to become revealed , something like a spread-out deck_of_cards , on sporadic occasions over the passage of the patient 's and his months of work together .

(Vina Delmar, The Big Family....)

A glance revealed that the main topgallant_mast had been carried_away .

[ verb ] 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" "She won't reveal her age" "bring out the truth" "he broke the news to her"

Used in print


What is interesting is that his positive qualifications for the post were revealed only as a kind of tail to his candidacy .

(Howard Nemerov, "Themes and Methods: The Early...)

It is this modulation which reveals to Jacoby his own frightful abjection and , simultaneously , his wife 's infidelity .

Professionally a lawyer , that_is_to_say associated with dignity , reserve , discipline , with much that is essentially middle-class , he is compelled by an impossible love to exhibit himself dressed_up , disguised - that_is , paradoxically , revealed - as a child , and , worse , as a whore masquerading as a child .

[ verb ] make clear and visible


show display


"The article revealed the policies of the government"

Used in print

(Gibson Winter, The Suburban Captivity of the...)

Central_cities reveal two adverse features for the major denominations :

(Harold Searles, "Schizophrenic Communication,"...)

One finds , for_example , that a terse and stereotyped verbal expression , seeming at_first to be a mere hollow convention , reveals itself over the months of therapy as the vehicle for expressing the most varied and intense feelings , and the most unconventional of meanings .

Sometimes it is not a verbal stereotype - a `` How are you now '' ? or an `` I want to go_home '' , or whatever - but a nonverbal one which reveals itself , gradually , as the condensed expression of more than one latent meaning .

(Alex Gordon, The Cipher....)

A_couple_of sobs escaped him , followed by a sentiment that revealed his emotional_state .

Related terms

communicate express display

[ verb ] disclose directly or through prophets


"God rarely reveal his plans for Mankind"

Related terms

disclose theology