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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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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References in classic literature ?
In the case of my misguided aunt, the form which pious perseverance was next to take revealed itself to me plainly enough.
And Dorothea had so often had to check her weariness and impatience over this questionable riddle-guessing, as it revealed itself to her instead of the fellowship in high knowledge which was to make life worthier!
Have you noticed in the picture something curious?--something that probably at first did not strike you, but that revealed itself to you suddenly?"
The use of GM animals has revealed itself to be hopelessly inefficient and crude.
But last week the new 3-Series revealed itself to be the most gently evolutionary styling progression of all the BMWs.
Bodily functions shown backwards became an obvious theme early on when a piece called Structural/Materialist Regurgitation revealed itself to be about a man vomiting in reverse over and over again.
But the longer I spoke with him, the more the piece revealed itself to be deliberate, precise, complicated--just as you might have suspected.
The Nazi philosophy thus revealed itself to be terrible in its failures as well as its successes, bringing about the destruction of not only its intended victims but also its allies, supporters, and sympathizers.