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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
Why is Maci the one who has to shoulder the responsibility of divulging Ryan’s history to his paramours?
One question the scientists wanted to answer was whether the chemical composition of the Murray formation changed over time, because that could reveal changes in the water chemistry, divulging more about the history of water on Mars.
Part of this may seem like a stereotype — that people divulge their most personal secrets to their hairdressers.
Investigators were questioning a suspect in an unrelated case when the suspect began to divulge details about a drug dealer in the area, said Steven Bartolotta, an Arlington Police Department spokesman.
As is normal for National Reconnaissance Office launches, not much information was divulged about the satellite's final orbit or its specific purpose in space.
Democratic lawmakers are skeptical that Sessions will divulge any explosive new details, especially since the attorney general could assert executive privilege regarding any questions about conversations with President Trump.
Lockheed Martin's Skunk Works recently divulged some information about the SR-72 program to build a successor to the iconic SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance aircraft.
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).
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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 centurySee Words from the same year
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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