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Meaning of DISCLOSE

Pronunciation:  di'sklowz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  make known to the public information that was previously known only to a few people or that was meant to be kept a secret; "The auction house would not disclose the price at which the van Gogh had sold"; "The actress won't reveal how old she is"; "bring out the truth"; "he broke the news to her"
  2. [v]  disclose to view as by removing a cover; "The curtain rose to disclose a stunning set"

DISCLOSE is a 8 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: break, bring out, discover, divulge, expose, expose, give away, impart, let on, let out, reveal
 See Also: babble, babble out, betray, bewray, blab, blab out, blackwash, blow, bring out, come out, come out of the closet, confide, face, get around, get out, leak, muckrake, out, peach, reveal, sing, spring, talk, tattle, tell, uncover, unveil



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Dis*close"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Disclosed}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Disclosing}.] [OE. desclosen, disclosen, fr. disclos,
    desclos, not shut in, open, OF. desclos, p. p. of desclore to
    open, F. d['e]clore; pref. des- (L. dis-) + clore to shut,
    fr. L. claudere to shut. See {Close}, and cf. {Disclusion}.]
    1. To unclose; to open; -- applied esp. to eggs in the sense
       of to hatch.
             The ostrich layeth her eggs under sand, where the
             heat of the discloseth them.          --Bacon.
    2. To remove a cover or envelope from;; to set free from
       inclosure; to uncover.
             The shells being broken, . . . the stone included in
             them is thereby disclosed and set at liberty.
    3. To lay open or expose to view; to cause to appear; to
       bring to light; to reveal.
             How softly on the Spanish shore she plays,
             Disclosing rock, and slope, and forest brown!
             Her lively looks a sprightly mind disclose. --Pope.
    4. To make known, as that which has been kept secret or
       hidden; to reveal; to expose; as, events have disclosed
       his designs.
             If I disclose my passion, Our friendship 's an end.
    Syn: To uncover; open; unveil; discover; reveal; divulge;
         tell; utter.
  2. \Dis*close"\, n.
    Disclosure. [Obs.] --Shak. Young.
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