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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uhn-kuhv-er]
    • /ʌnˈkʌv ər/
    • /ʌnˈkʌv.ər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uhn-kuhv-er]
    • /ʌnˈkʌv ər/

Definitions of uncover word

  • verb with object uncover to lay bare; disclose; reveal. 1
  • verb with object uncover to remove the cover or covering from. 1
  • verb with object uncover to remove a hat from (the head). 1
  • verb without object uncover to remove a cover or covering. 1
  • verb without object uncover to take off one's hat or other head covering as a gesture of respect. 1
  • transitive verb uncover by investigation 1

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Origin of uncover

First appearance:

before 1250
One of the 11% oldest English words
First recorded in 1250-1300, uncover is from the Middle English word uncoveren. See un-2, cover

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Parts of speech for Uncover


uncover popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for uncover

verb uncover

  • admit — If you admit that something bad, unpleasant, or embarrassing is true, you agree, often unwillingly, that it is true.
  • advertise — If someone or something advertises a particular quality, they show it in their appearance or behaviour.
  • arrive at — to reach by traveling
  • ballyhooed — a clamorous and vigorous attempt to win customers or advance any cause; blatant advertising or publicity.
  • bankrupted — Law. a person who upon his or her own petition or that of his or her creditors is adjudged insolvent by a court and whose property is administered for and divided among his or her creditors under a bankruptcy law.

Antonyms for uncover

verb uncover

  • antiqued — An antiqued object is modern but has been made to look like an antique.
  • antiquing — of or belonging to the past; not modern.
  • apparelled — clothing, especially outerwear; garments; attire; raiment.
  • array — An array of different things or people is a large number or wide range of them.
  • babysit — If you babysit for someone or babysit their children, you look after their children while they are out.

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