verb di·vulge \də-ˈvəlj, dī-\

: to make (information) known : to give (information) to someone


Full Definition of DIVULGE

transitive verb
archaic :  to make public :  proclaim
:  to make known (as a confidence or secret)
di·vul·gence \-ˈvəl-jən(t)s\ noun

Examples of DIVULGE

  1. The company will not divulge its sales figures.
  2. <we tried to make him divulge the name of the winner, but he wouldn't budge>

Origin of DIVULGE

Middle English, from Latin divulgare, from dis- + vulgare to make known, from vulgus mob
First Known Use: 15th century

Rhymes with DIVULGE


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