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Examples of divulge in a Sentence
The company will not divulge its sales figures.
we tried to make him divulge the name of the winner, but he wouldn't budge
Recent Examples of divulge from the Web
Meanwhile, despite — or because of — her problems, the former reporter continues to pursue a longstanding mission to learn the identity of her biological father (something Rachel’s force-of-nature mother always refused to divulge).
The idea is that Trump supporters took telephone surveys but were embarrassed to divulge their support for an unpopular candidate.
But the hospital and related details were not divulged.
Trump himself has been under scrutiny for divulging sensitive information from an ally—later revealed to be Israel—to Russian officials.
Both Karaka and the Israeli Prisons Service did not initially divulge the full details of the agreement.
The CW, though still shy to divulge specific numbers, says that streaming is up 111 percent in hours viewed from just a year ago.
The state has not divulged a list of the emergency manager applicants.
Shoppers new to the Web are wary about divulging personal information.
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Did You Know?
It isn't vulgar to make known the roots of divulge - and that sentence contains two hints about the word's origin. "Divulge" was borrowed into Middle English in the 15th century from Latin divulgare, a word that combines the prefix dis-, which meant "apart" or "in different directions" in Latin, with vulgare, meaning "to make known." "Vulgare," in turn, derives from the Latin noun vulgus, meaning "mob" or "common people. As you have no doubt guessed, English "vulgar" is another word which can be traced back to "vulgus"; it came into use about a century before "divulge."
Origin and Etymology of divulge
Middle English, from Latin divulgare, from dis- + vulgare to make known, from vulgus mob
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of divulge
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Definition of divulge for English Language Learners
: to make (information) known : to give (information) to someone
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