disclose

verb
dis·close | \ dis-ˈklōz \
disclosed; disclosing; discloses

Definition of disclose 

(Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1 obsolete : to open up

2a : to expose to view

b archaic : hatch

c : to make known or public would not disclose his salary

disclose

noun

Definition of disclose (Entry 2 of 2)

obsolete

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Verb

discloser noun plural disclosers
disclosable \dis-ˈklō-zə-bəl \ adjective
… I shall go into Mexico with a pretty definite purpose, which, however, is not at present disclosable. —Ambrose Bierce … he and most of the other area lawmakers contacted said any eventual solution should not result in every document they generate or receive becoming a disclosable record. The Daily Herald (Everett, Washington)

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Verb

reveal, disclose, divulge, tell, betray mean to make known what has been or should be concealed. reveal may apply to supernatural or inspired revelation of truths beyond the range of ordinary human vision or reason. divine will as revealed in sacred writings disclose may imply a discovering but more often an imparting of information previously kept secret. candidates must disclose their financial assets divulge implies a disclosure involving some impropriety or breach of confidence. refused to divulge an anonymous source tell implies an imparting of necessary or useful information. told them what he had overheard betray implies a divulging that represents a breach of faith or an involuntary or unconscious disclosure. a blush that betrayed her embarrassment

Examples of disclose in a Sentence

Verb

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.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

The 20-year-old recently signed a five-year deal with the Italian giants worth in the region of £20m, but the original announcement failed to disclose the shirt number of the Argentine. SI.com, "Inter Reveal Which Number New Signing Lautaro Martinez Will Wear Ahead of Next Season," 12 July 2018 Magic officials, following team policy, did not disclose the terms of the deal. Josh Robbins, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Magic sign rookie free agent Isaiah Briscoe," 6 July 2018 In 2013, the attorney general alleged, Trump also failed to disclose an improper gift to a political group. BostonGlobe.com, "The four times Trump signed tax returns for his foundation that contained incorrect information," 22 June 2018 The moves have come amid departures of senior bankers in New York, including Blair Fleming, the U.S. investment-banking head who was fired for failing to disclose a relationship with an employee. Doug Alexander, Bloomberg.com, "Man Behind RBC's Battle Against High-Frequency Trading to Leave," 18 June 2018 They were also accused of failing to appropriately disclose their foreign work and foreign assets, and of committing tax, financial, and bank fraud crimes, some of which took place as recently as last year. Andrew Prokop, Vox, "All of Robert Mueller’s indictments and plea deals in the Russia investigation so far," 8 June 2018 Bureau officials would not disclose Bless’ salary or how much the bureau is paying salaries overall. Mike Danahey, Elgin Courier-News, "Elgin Area Convention and Visitors Bureau lays off its CEO," 6 June 2018 Kushner failed to disclose those meetings on his initial applications for security clearance, raising concerns about attempts to hide them. Adam K. Raymond, Daily Intelligencer, "Jared Kushner Finally Receives Permanent Security Clearance," 23 May 2018 The sales price was not disclosed and has yet to be recorded at the Hamilton County Courthouse. Chris Sikich, Indianapolis Star, "University High School sells land south of 116th Street campus to Carmel developer," 11 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

There’s no reason that more aggressive disclose of vulnerabilities through the VEP would change such activities. Sam Biddle, The Intercept, "The NSA’s Lost Digital Weapon Is Helping Hijack Computers Around the World," 12 May 2017

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First Known Use of disclose

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 2a

Noun

1548, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for disclose

Verb

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

Noun

see disclose entry 1

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disclose

verb

English Language Learners Definition of disclose

: to make (something) known to the public

disclose

verb
dis·close | \ dis-ˈklōz \
disclosed; disclosing

Kids Definition of disclose

: to make known : reveal A friend doesn't disclose secrets.

disclose

transitive verb
dis·close | \ dis-ˈklōz \

Legal Definition of disclose 

: to make known or reveal to another or to the public

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