reveal to (someone or something)

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reveal to (someone or something)

1. To disclose, divulge, or make known something to someone or some group. A noun or pronoun is used between "reveal" and "to." I revealed my new strategy to the board of directors, but they weren't nearly as receptive to it as I'd hoped. A magician should never reveal her secrets to anyone.
2. To show or display some concealed person or thing to someone or some group; to expose someone or something to the view of another person or group. A noun or pronoun is used between "reveal" and "to." The film never reveals the killer to the you, instead allowing you to draw your own conclusions. He pulled back the curtain and revealed the new product to the excited audience. The masked vigilante promised to reveal himself to the public once the city's crime rate was under control.
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

reveal someone or something to someone

to show or disclose someone or something to someone. The magician opened the door of the cabinet and revealed his assistant to the audience. I revealed my secret to no one. She stepped out from behind the tree and revealed herself to the hostess.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The importance of this to White Christians is that his experiences reveal ourselves to ourselves in ways we could not otherwise see ourselves.
As a body of people, we reveal ourselves to be sorrowfully distracted.
The most interesting task was to undo the feminine walk we had learnt at the very beginning of the day and replace it with a manly swagger as part of this final routine, only to remove our coats and reveal ourselves to be women at the very last moment.
Through experiments that are not forbidden we do, slowly, reveal ourselves to ourselves.
But for the rest of us, it is often a matter less of danger than of the momentary discomfort we may feel when we reveal ourselves to a new person.