revelar
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revelar(
rreh
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beh
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lahr
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to divulge)
a. to reveal
Se negó a revelar el secreto de la familia.She refused to reveal the family's secret.
b. to disclose
No reveles información personal a desconocidos.Don't disclose any personal information to strangers.
2. (to show signs of)
a. to reveal
Su descuidada redacción revelaba falta de profesionalidad.His sloppy writing revealed a lack of professionalism.
b. to show
Sus ojos revelaban pena.Her eyes showed sorrow.
3. (photography)
a. to develop
El fotógrafo reveló las fotos que tomó en la boda.The photographer developed the photos he took at the wedding.
revelarse
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (to show oneself)
a. to reveal oneself
Pablo se reveló como un gran cantante de ópera.Pablo revealed himself as a great opera singer.
5. (to show itself)
a. to prove to be
Pronto el Internet se reveló indispensable para la vida moderna.The Internet soon proved to be indispensable for modern life.
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revelar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (descubrir)
a. to reveal
se negó a revelar la localización de la bombahe refused to reveal o disclose the whereabouts of the bomb
2. (manifestar)
a. to show
3. (photography)
a. to develop
A pronominal verb always uses a reflexive pronoun. (e.g. Te ves cansado.).
4. (descubrirse)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
revelarse como…to show oneself to be…
5. (resultar)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
sus esfuerzos se han revelado inútilestheir efforts proved useless
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revelar
transitive verb
1 (descubrir) to reveal
reveló los nombres de sus cómplices she revealed the names of her accomplices; no quiso revelar su identidad he did not want to reveal o disclose his identity; he did not want to identify himself; revelar un secreto to reveal o give away a secret
2 (evidenciar) to reveal; show
su expresión revelaba desprecio his expression revealed o showed contempt
sonreía, pero sus ojos revelaban preocupación
3 (Fotografía) to develop
todavía no hemos revelado las fotos we haven't had the photos developed yet
pronominal verb
revelarse
revelarse como
se ha revelado como una gran pianista she has turned out to be o shown herself to be a great pianist
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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revelar como homosexual
to out
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