disclose

verb
dis·​close | \ dis-ˈklōz How to pronounce disclose (audio) \
disclosed; disclosing; discloses

Definition of disclose

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : to make known or public would not disclose his salary
b : to expose to view
c archaic : hatch
2 obsolete : to open up

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 disclose (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 Police did not disclose whether the driver was impaired at the time of the accident. Nora Mishanec, San Francisco Chronicle, "Child struck and killed by car in S.F.," 10 Feb. 2021 The company didn’t disclose how much money the athletes put into the business. Dom Difurio, Dallas News, "Plano’s AI-powered fitness startup OxeFit gets boost from Dak Prescott, Jason Witten, Dez Bryant," 3 Feb. 2021 SpaceX did not disclose how much Isaacman paid for the flight. NBC News, "SpaceX announces first mission to space with all-civilian crew," 1 Feb. 2021 Taco Bell did not disclose which of the policies or procedures Wells had violated. Michael Bartiromo, Fox News, "Woman claims Taco Bell fired her after learning of pre-COVID job in porn industry," 21 Jan. 2021 State officials did not immediately disclose detailed information about the 54 deaths. oregonlive, "Oregon ties record with 54 reported coronavirus deaths," 13 Jan. 2021 Closely held Staples doesn’t disclose its financial results. Drew Fitzgerald, WSJ, "Staples Seeks to Buy Office Depot, Again," 11 Jan. 2021 Chewy doesn’t disclose the cost of making and sending the portraits. Joseph Pisani, ajc, "Chewy sends pet paintings to keep customers from straying," 1 Jan. 2021 Sinopharm on Wednesday did not disclose the size of the trial population or provide detailed information about any serious side effects, data points that scientists look for in such releases. New York Times, "China Approves Covid-19 Vaccine as It Moves to Inoculate Millions," 30 Dec. 2020 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 sense 1b

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 entry 1

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The first known use of disclose was in the 14th century

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22 Feb 2021

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“Disclose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disclose. Accessed 28 Feb. 2021.

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More Definitions for disclose

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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