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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I want to understand what was revealing itself to me in my dream.
I can't make it more clear; it's only something which I am beginning to comprehend, which is revealing itself to me."
Weeks ago, he returns from a meeting with Kim Jong Un, one of history's worst despots, glowing with enthusiasm for what with time is revealing itself to be a vague and misled repeat of past useless conclusions with North Korea.
WWF Scotland director Lang Banks said: "With this unplanned shutdown at Torness coming so soon after news of cracking in the bricks surrounding the reactor at Hunterston, nuclear power is once again revealing itself to be a creaking and increasingly unreliable source of energy.
He added: "I think the path is still revealing itself to me in lots of ways but I would say the most profound spiritual experiences I have had have been shamanic."