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Meaning of DIVULGE

Pronunciation:  di'vulj

WordNet Dictionary
[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"

DIVULGE is a 7 letter word that starts with D.


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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Di*vulge"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Divulged}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Divulging}.] [F. divulguer, L. divulgare; di- = dis-
    + vulgare to spread among the people, from vulgus the common
    people. See {Vulgar}.]
    1. To make public; to several or communicate to the public;
       to tell (a secret) so that it may become generally known;
       to disclose; -- said of that which had been confided as a
       secret, or had been before unknown; as, to divulge a
             Divulge not such a love as mine.      --Cowper.
    2. To indicate publicly; to proclaim. [R.]
             God . . . marks The just man, and divulges him
             through heaven.                       --Milton.
    3. To impart; to communicate.
             Which would not be
             To them [animals] made common and divulged.
    Syn: To publish; disclose; discover; uncover; reveal;
         communicate; impart; tell.
  2. \Di*vulge"\, v. i.
    To become publicly known. [R.] ``To keep it from divulging.''
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