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

transitive verb

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

intransitive verb

: to throw off a veil or protective cloak

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 On Thursday, Singapore’s government unveiled the country’s GDP growth numbers for the first quarter of the year, giving an initial indication of whether the strategy paid off. Lionel Lim, Fortune Asia, 23 May 2024 Republicans quickly fell in line with Trump, and by the time the bipartisan group unveiled their product, its fate was all but sealed. Allison Pecorin, ABC News, 23 May 2024 See all Example Sentences for unveil 

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Word History

First Known Use

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

Time Traveler
The first known use of unveil was in the 14th century

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“Unveil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unveil. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

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un·​veil ˌən-ˈvā(ə)l How to pronounce unveil (audio)
: to remove a veil or covering from
unveil a statue
: disclose, reveal
unveiled their plans
: to throw off a veil

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