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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Other Words from disclose

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

Its falling share price has attracted activist investor Land & Buildings Investment Management LLC, which disclosed a 4.3% stake in June 2017 and has called for a breakup of the company. Suzanne Kapner, WSJ, "Hudson’s Bay Chairman Buys Stake Held by Ontario Pension Fund," 3 Jan. 2019 More details later While Intel disclosed its Sunny Cove and two follow up cores called Willow Core and Golden Core, hard details such as how many cores will be found in actual CPUs, and at what clock speeds, were held close to the vest. Gordon Mah Ung, PCWorld, "Surprise! Intel reveals 10nm Sunny Cove CPU cores that go deeper, wider, and faster," 12 Dec. 2018 An exact date hasn't been announced just yet, but ABC has disclosed that fans can expect to see another round of Idol starting in March 2019. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "'American Idol' Will Change in Some Major Ways When the New Season Starts in 2019," 19 Nov. 2018 At no point prior to this was any grievance disclosed to MPP, David Zucker, or Randall Sherman. Eriq Gardner, The Hollywood Reporter, "Sinclair Broadcasting Looks to Shed Responsibility for Sexual Harassment Allegations," 27 June 2018 But disclosing them not only is honest, says UW Director of Research Communications Terry Devitt, but can also preempt animal rights groups like the Milford, Ohio–based Stop Animal Exploitation Now (SAEN). David Grimm, Science | AAAS, "‘A cataclysmic wake-up call’: Can more candor win back support for animal research?," 26 June 2018 In another public records case, a US district court judge ruled that the FCC must disclose email addresses that were used to submit bulk comments in the net neutrality repeal proceeding. Jon Brodkin, Ars Technica, "“What is the FCC hiding?” Pai still won’t release net neutrality server logs," 3 Dec. 2018 The hack, which was disclosed by Facebook in late September, is thought to have resulted in the theft of 30 million access tokens for the service. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Facebook hackers wanted to sell garbage ads not influence votes, claims report," 18 Oct. 2018 Votel said more would be disclosed after the service member's family was notified of the loss. Robert Burns, Fox News, "American general says Afghan battlefield losses are rising," 4 Oct. 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 \
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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