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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Related The decision to fold Recode into Vox comes more than three years after Vox Media announced the acquisition of the media and technology site in an all-stock deal whose financial terms weren’t disclosed. Benjamin Mullin, WSJ, "Recode Tech and Media Website to Be Folded Into Vox.com," 1 Nov. 2018 Terms of Evergreen’s sale to Transom Capital weren’t disclosed. Benjamin Romano, The Seattle Times, "New L.A.-based owner of Gene Juarez salons wants to expand," 15 Oct. 2018 Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but a person familiar with the acquisition said Walmart will pay $100 million for Eloquii, or about 2.5 to three times annual revenue. Jason Del Rey, Recode, "Walmart plans to acquire plus-sized fashion startup Eloquii for $100 million," 2 Oct. 2018 To protect the jurors during the proceedings, which were being watched by a small group of reporters, the names, exact ages and hometowns of potential jurors weren't disclosed. Don Babwin, Fox News, "First jurors seated in trial of Chicago cop who shot teen," 10 Sep. 2018 Terms of the settlement, identified in court papers only as Jane Doe, were not disclosed. BostonGlobe.com, "Knee surgery scheduled for Lonzo Ball," 14 July 2018 Whether Churchill came up during the teatime conversation was not disclosed. Katie Rogers, New York Times, "From Truman to Trump, Queen Elizabeth Has Met 12 U.S. Presidents," 13 July 2018 Tentative terms of the deal were not disclosed in a morning announcement. Grace Schneider, The Courier-Journal, "UPS reaches a tentative agreement on a contract with the Teamsters," 13 July 2018 Those settlement terms were not disclosed, but the women had insisted on Schlitterbahn agreeing to tear down Verruckt before entertaining any settlement discussions. Steve Vockrodt And Lauren Fox, kansascity, "Schlitterbahn to tear down Verruckt water slide in KCK where young boy died in 2016," 12 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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The first known use of disclose was in the 14th century

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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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