Definition of unveil in English:

unveil

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1 Remove a veil or covering from, in particular uncover (a new monument or work of art) as part of a public ceremony:

    ‘the Princess unveiled a plaque’
    ‘the unveiling of the memorial’
    • ‘The programme, Surreally Scozzese, the first in a new series in the Artery strand, unveils the work of Enrico Cocozza, the forgotten filmmaker who died in 1997.’
    • ‘The people of Opmeer will later unveil a memorial to the RAF crew which includes part of the Stirling's wreckage.’
    • ‘Geoffrey will carry out the practical work at the college and is due to unveil the sculpture in June.’
    • ‘A Bradford school is to unveil four memorial benches commemorating the lives of two pupils who have died in the last year.’
    • ‘He was to have unveiled a memorial to the Irish potato famine and those who had emigrated to the west of Scotland as a result.’
    • ‘The veterans will lay a wreath at 2pm in memory of their fallen comrades and unveil a new memorial plaque.’
    • ‘His family will be at the opening ceremony to unveil a plaque in his memory.’
    • ‘Last September, in the presence of survivors, a striking monument was unveiled there.’
    • ‘The family of a couple found dead at their Melksham home joined a ceremony to unveil two benches in their memory at the weekend.’
    • ‘The Lord Mayor of Hull and Admiral of the Humber will unveil the memorial after a parade led by a pipe band.’
    • ‘The Queen unveiled a wonderful monument on Saturday on behalf of the nation.’
    • ‘Only a year ago, he unveiled a memorial to another fallen Manchester policeman just three miles away.’
    • ‘The main guest of honour will be the Minister for Transport, who will unveil the monument.’
    • ‘Hopes are high that the Mayor of New York will be coming to Ballymote next year to unveil a memorial in the town.’
    • ‘A York Council spokeswoman said the mistake had been spotted too late for yesterday's unveiling ceremony to be re-arranged.’
    • ‘In April next year, he unveils this new work in a major exhibition at the McLaurin Gallery in Ayr.’
    • ‘While I was there, a street party was held to unveil a work of public art.’
    • ‘On Saturday July 9, the Queen will unveil a monument to the women of the Second World War in Whitehall.’
    • ‘Just one day later the work is unveiled at Southwark tube station, where the work hangs until the end of the year.’
    • ‘A heated controversy has erupted in Estonia, as town of Lihula unveils a monument to commemorate Estonians who had died during World War Two while fighting alongside the Nazis.’
    1. 1.1 Show or announce publicly for the first time:
      ‘the Home Secretary has unveiled plans to crack down on crime’
      • ‘A raft of new taxes could be brought in under plans unveiled by council chiefs.’
      • ‘Walton town centre developer O&H will unveil its long-awaited plans to the community at an exhibition to be held within weeks.’
      • ‘The company, which will unveil its plans in December, says the farm will bring a boost to the local economy.’
      • ‘A model of the design was unveiled at a ceremony at the town hall on Thursday night.’
      • ‘The massive project was unveiled yesterday, but it was only today that the details became apparent.’
      • ‘However, the government, fearing a public backlash, delayed unveiling its proposals until September last year.’
      • ‘Dartford Council was planning to announce the new designers next month when they unveil the new plans.’
      • ‘Council chiefs at Selby unveiled plans for a 175-space car park at Back Micklegate.’
      • ‘The plans were unveiled at a presentation before community representatives and interested groups.’
      • ‘Plans are to be unveiled later this month for the Emmaus Community in disused farm buildings at Barlby near Selby.’
      • ‘Warminster Community Radio unveiled its plans for the centre at Kingdown School on Monday evening.’
      • ‘Now plans have been unveiled by the Youth Hostel Association to convert part of the site into homes.’
      • ‘Until the consortium unveils its plans, probably on Tuesday, the full roster of the people involved will not be known, but there is no doubt that they see Livingston as a good investment.’
      • ‘Ambitious plans have been unveiled for Winchester's first ever nightclub.’
      • ‘Airedale Hospital unveiled plans to charge people to use its car park.’
      • ‘Widespread opposition to the idea has raged behind the scenes since the Executive unveiled its plans last year.’
      • ‘Plans were unveiled for a new food store and 13 shopping units in Victoria Street, Skipton.’
      • ‘If Sligo is named as a Gateway growth centre when the Government unveils its plans shortly, then it should open up all sorts of possibilities.’
      • ‘Dixons has unveiled ambitious plans to expand its electrical retail operation on the Continent.’
      • ‘The news comes as the Met unveiled a campaign aimed at preventing terror attacks.’
      reveal, present, disclose, divulge, make known, make public, air, communicate, publish, broadcast
      display, show, exhibit, demonstrate, put on show, put on display, put on view, expose to view, parade, flaunt
      release, bring out, launch, introduce
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Pronunciation:

unveil

/ʌnˈveɪl/