Simple Definition of disclose
: to make (something) known to the public
Full Definition of disclose
1 obsolete : to open up
2 a : to expose to view b archaic : hatch c : to make known or public <demands that politicians disclose the sources of their income>
Examples of disclose
He refused to disclose the source of his information.
The company has disclosed that it will be laying off thousands of workers later this year.
The identity of the victim has not yet been disclosed.
Origin of disclose
Middle English, from Anglo-French desclos-, stem of desclore to open, unlock, reveal, from Medieval Latin disclaudere, from Latin dis- + claudere to close — more at close
First Known Use: 14th century
Synonym Discussion of disclose
Rhymes with disclose
Definition of disclose
First Known Use of disclose
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up disclose? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).