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expose

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of expose

  1. 1 to reveal the true nature of <a well-researched article that exposes the UFO story as a hoax> Synonyms debunk, nail, show up, uncloak, uncover, undress, unmask Related Words demolish, discredit, disprove; disclose, divulge, tell, unveil Phrases blow the whistle on Near Antonyms conceal, hide, secrete, veil Antonyms camouflage, cloak, disguise, mask

  2. 2 to make known (as information previously kept secret) <the documentary claims to expose how winners of beauty pageants are really picked> Synonyms bare, disclose, discover, divulge, reveal, let on (about), spill, tell, unbosom, uncloak, uncover, unmask, unveilRelated Words confide, share; debunk, show up; unclothe, undrape; advertise, announce, blaze, bring out, broadcast, declare, placard, post, proclaim, promulgate, publicize, publish, sound; betray, blab, give away, leak; inform, squeal, talk; communicate, impart, relate; acknowledge, admit, avow, concede, confess, own; disinter, rake up, smoke out, unearthNear Antonyms camouflage, disguise; gild, gloss (over), varnish, whitewash; becloud, bedim, befog, cloud, darken, eclipse, obscure, overcast, overshadow, shadeAntonyms cloak, conceal, cover (up), enshroud, hide, mask, shroud, veil

  3. 3 to make known (something abstract) through outward signs <the tight race for the championship exposed one team's mean streak> Synonyms bespeak, betray, communicate, declare, demonstrate, display, evince, show, give away, manifest, revealRelated Words bare, disclose, unbosom, uncloak, uncover; advertise, air, announce, blaze, broadcast, placard, proclaim, publicize, sound, trumpet; projectNear Antonyms belie, misrepresent; distort, falsify, garble, twist; camouflage, disguise; gild, gloss (over), varnish, whitewash; conceal, counterfeit, cover, hide, mask, obscure, occlude, veil

  4. 4 to present so as to invite notice or attention <I didn't want to expose my ignorance in front of the others, so I kept silent> Synonyms display, disport, exhibit, show, flash, flaunt, lay out, parade, produce, show off, sport, strut, unveilRelated Words brandish, flourish, wave; advertise, air, announce, blaze, broadcast, herald, placard, post, proclaim, publicize, sound, trumpet; divulge, talk (about), tell (of); bare, discover, reveal, uncloak, uncover, unmaskNear Antonyms camouflage, disguise, mask; conceal, cover, curtain, enshroud, hide, obscure, occlude, occult, shroud, veil




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