ADJ. amazing, astonishing, devastating, embarrassing, sensational, shattering, shock, startling, sudden | fresh, latest, recent | divine He claimed to know these things by divine revelation.
QUANT. flash A sudden flash of revelation came to him.
VERB + REVELATION come as, prove To many younger members of her audience, these performances must have come as a revelation.
REVELATION + VERB come The embarrassing revelations came just hours before he was to make his speech.
PREP. ~ about/concerning fresh revelations concerning their private lives | ~ for The demonstration proved something of a revelation for our teachers. | ~ from He claimed to have had a revelation from God. | ~ to His acting ability was a revelation to us all.