Cover up and Reveal

Cover up

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Cover up verb – To keep from being publicly known.
Usage example: the governor vainly tried to cover up the growing scandal

Reveal is an antonym for cover up in topics: lie, cover, wrap, disguise, protect.
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Reveal verb – To make known (as information previously kept secret).
Usage example: at the end of the book, the detective reveals the identity of the mysterious stranger

Cover up is an antonym for reveal in topics: show, make known.
Nearby Words: revealed, revealing
Antonyms for Reveal
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  • Christopher instead chooses to reveal this to Tony and cover up her murder.
  • Dented Iron Also, military personnel tend to ignore, cover up, or simply refuse to reveal serious injuries.
    Source: Dented Iron
  • Series / Kamen Rider Kuuga The police try to cover up the first few incidents to prevent panic, but once they realize the scale of the problem they don't hesitate to reveal everything in the interest of public safety.
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