unveil

verb
un·veil | \ ˌən-ˈvāl \
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.

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The White House’s drug pricing blueprint, unveiled in May, was notably light on policy specifics, and the current Congress has not passed legislation aimed at reducing drug costs. Lev Facher, BostonGlobe.com, "Trump knocks Pfizer Inc. drug price hikes," 9 July 2018 The White House’s drug pricing blueprint, unveiled in May, was notably light on policy specifics, and the current Congress has not passed legislation aimed at reducing drug costs. Lev Facher, STAT, "Trump lashes out against Pfizer over hiking of drug prices," 9 July 2018 Suffragists protested at its unveiling in 1886, circling the island in a boat. New York Times, "Statue of Liberty Climber Upends Holiday for Thousands," 4 July 2018 The panel of historians, academics, local officials, and others spent nearly a year studying the issue and taking input from a sometimes-angry public before unveiling the proposals Monday in a more than 100-page report. Sarah Rankin, The Christian Science Monitor, "After a year of soul-searching, Richmond reimagines its Confederate monuments," 3 July 2018 The panel of historians, academics, local officials and others spent nearly a year studying the issue and taking input from a sometimes-angry public before unveiling the proposals Monday in a more than 100-page report. Sarah Rankin, The Seattle Times, "Panel: Remove Confederate president’s statue in Richmond," 2 July 2018 The new design, unveiled in late June, features a 185-foot tall, 800-room hotel connected to the Miami Beach convention center via a pedestrian bridge. Kyra Gurney, Sun-Sentinel.com, "New Miami Beach convention center hotel plan gets initial green light," 2 July 2018 Even in cases involving private companies, rejecting NDAs can unveil issues that affect the public interest. Ruth W. Grant, WSJ, "What We Don’t Know Can Hurt Us," 29 June 2018 The latest, unveiled in February, even lived on a massive billboard in NYC's Times Square. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Bella Hadid Shines in a Sexy Gold Versace Dress," 28 June 2018

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First Known Use of unveil

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

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unveil

verb

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

unveil

verb
un·veil | \ ˌən-ˈvāl \
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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