un·​veil | \ ˌən-ˈvāl How to pronounce unveil (audio) \
unveiled; unveiling; unveils

Definition of unveil

transitive verb

1 : to remove a veil or covering from
2 : to make public : divulge, reveal a good time to unveil their plans

intransitive verb

: to throw off a veil or protective cloak

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Examples of unveil in a Sentence

The developer unveiled plans for a new housing complex. The company will unveil its newest product today.
Recent Examples on the Web Apple expected to unveil new iPhones at event on September 14 Apple (AAPL) will likely reveal its latest lineup of iPhones next week. Cnn Business, CNN, 8 Sep. 2021 But everything else was outstanding, from their eye-catching presentations to the rich, satisfying flavors that gradually unveil themselves with each bite. San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 July 2021 While the panels started being used in February to general electricity, officials from the city of Naperville and the Illinois Municipal Electric Agency held the event to unveil them publicly at the 4.5-acre site at 3712 Plainfield-Naperville Road. Rafael Guerrero, chicagotribune.com, 5 June 2021 But Harris has yet to unveil any plans to travel to the border, even as the situation worsens. Sarah Westwood, Washington Examiner, 10 Apr. 2021 The Miami Marlins are scheduled to unveil theirs on May 21, followed by the Chicago White Sox on June 5 and the Chicago Cubs on June 12. Jeremy Cluff, The Arizona Republic, 8 Apr. 2021 That's similar to other campuses, such as the University of Louisville, which has yet to unveil official plans for the next academic year. Billy Kobin, The Courier-Journal, 14 Mar. 2021 The president has repeatedly promised a plan but has yet to unveil one. Stephanie Armour And Andrew Restuccia, WSJ, 24 Sep. 2020 Typical of someone who made his way up through the ranks, Suga is strong on individual issues, but has yet to unveil a vision for the nation, Kishi added. Isabel Reynolds, Bloomberg.com, 15 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of unveil

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1

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“Unveil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unveil. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of unveil

: to show or reveal (something) to others for the first time
: to remove a cover from (something) so that people can see it


un·​veil | \ ˌən-ˈvāl How to pronounce unveil (audio) \
unveiled; unveiling

Kids Definition of unveil

: to show or make known to the public for the first time The statue was unveiled. The mayor unveiled a new plan.

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