V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. something that is newly revealed or made known; 2. a pleasant surprise

Synonyms: insight, understanding, realization, disclosure, epiphany, surprise

Antonyms: secret, concealment

Tips: The word revelation is closely related to the word reveal. When you have a revelation, something is revealed to you; you have a sudden insight or understanding of something you previously didn't know or consider. A revelation may bring a new perspective on something. In Christianity, Revelation is one of the books of the bible and also refers to the demonstration of divine will.

Usage Examples:

I had a sudden revelation while in the shower this morning, and I couldn’t' wait to get to work so I could share my idea with my boss. (epiphany, insight)

His confession was a complete revelation to those who had believed he was innocent. (surprise, disclosure)

The movie was a revelation and provided me with much-needed inspiration for my own life. (surprise, insight)

She left her job after the revelation that her boss didn't respect her or her work. (realization, understanding)

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