disclose

verb
dis·​close | \ dis-ˈklōz How to pronounce disclose (audio) \
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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Other Words from disclose

Verb

discloser noun, plural disclosers
disclosable \ dis-​ˈklō-​zə-​bəl How to pronounce disclosable (audio) \ 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

And former First Lady Michelle Obama disclosed her previously secret struggle to conceive in her memoir, Becoming. Jancee Dunn, Vogue, "How California Became the World’s Fertility Treatment Destination," 13 Mar. 2019 Biogen and Eisai are disclosing only top-line results from the study while planning to present detailed data at a future medical meeting. Damian Garde, STAT, "Biogen reports positive results with Alzheimer’s drug, reviving hopes for once-failed treatment," 5 July 2018 Apple and Samsung settled their seven-year war over patents, according to court documents that did not disclose the terms. The Economist, "Business this week," 28 June 2018 Since tampons and pads are regulated and approved as medical devices by the Food and Drug Administration, manufacturers are not required to fully disclose what goes into them. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Teens are Reportedly Boiling Used Tampons to Get High," 9 Jan. 2019 This time, the social network disclosed a bug that made photos of 6.8 million users accessible to third-party developers, the latest sequence in a devastating string of crises for the social network this year. Sam Blum, Popular Mechanics, "Facebook's Latest Leak Is a Timely Reminder That Your Data Is Snagged Even Before You Hit Publish," 14 Dec. 2018 Justin Sullivan / Getty Facebook disclosed another software bug on Friday that may have exposed some users’ private photos to app developers without their permission. Kurt Wagner, Recode, "Another Facebook bug may have exposed millions of users’ private photos to app developers," 14 Dec. 2018 Three months earlier, Facebook disclosed that there was a Russian campaign that advertised a faux protest in Washington, DC. Cyrus Farivar, Ars Technica, "On eve of US elections, Facebook pulls down 115 “inauthentic” accounts," 6 Nov. 2018 Neither Musk nor Maezawa would disclose how much the flight costs. Mike Wall, Space.com, "SpaceX Will Fly a Japanese Billionaire (and Artists, Too!) Around the Moon in 2023," 17 Sep. 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 and Noun

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

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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 How to pronounce disclose (audio) \
disclosed; disclosing

Kids Definition of disclose

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

disclose

transitive verb
dis·​close | \ dis-ˈklōz How to pronounce disclose (audio) \

Legal Definition of disclose

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

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