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Difference between Vail, Vale and Veil

Vail means to lower as a sign of respect.

  • You should vail the flag because our former governor just died.

Vale refers to a valley.

  • His walk took him through vale country and agricultural land.

Veil is a face covering or something that conceals or obscures.

  • The women wear a black veil to hide their faces.
  • Their organization operated under a veil of secrecy.
  • They have always veiled their undercover activities.