Definition of expose
1a : to deprive of shelter, protection, or care : subject to risk from a harmful action or condition expose troops needlessly has not yet been exposed to measlesb : to submit or make accessible to a particular action or influence expose children to good books; especially : to subject (a sensitive photographic film, plate, or paper) to radiant energyc : to abandon (an infant) especially by leaving in the open
2a : to make known : bring to light expose a shameful secretb : to disclose the faults or crimes of expose a murderer
3 : to cause to be visible or open to view : display: such asa : to offer publicly for saleb : to exhibit for public venerationc : to reveal the face of (a playing card) or the cards of (a player's hand)d : to engage in indecent exposure of (oneself)
Recent Examples of expose from the Web
Tour operators such as Jet2holidays have sent investigators to expose touts who encourage guests to make fraudulent claims.
The ruling could expose Qualcomm to fines of $665,000 a day for failing to provide certain documents – though no penalties have been imposed to date.
True-Crime Tours As the husband-and- wife team behind Esotouric, Kim Cooper and Richard Schave have built an empire on exposing L.A.’s grim underbelly with twisted joie de vivre and nerdy zeal.
So are infants whose mothers smoked while pregnant or are exposed to cigarette smoke in the home.
Not all students who went to schools in ISIS territory were exposed to extremist teachings.
McKinley is used to torture test military aircraft, exposing them to real-world environmental conditions that include heat, cold, wind, and dust.
Conversations among teachers in the group have exposed everyday challenges teachers face.
Some lawmakers, led by representatives from Kansas and Texas, where MoneyGram is based, have said an Ant purchase would expose the personal financial details of U.S. users.
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Synonym Discussion of expose
Recent Examples of exposé from the Web
Art Expose: Local artists show off their talents and creations at this special event featuring demonstration, discussions and an interactive tour, 2 to 4:30 p.m., The Atriums, 7300 W. 107th St., Overland Park, free.
The Intercept published it own expose of the first raid based on local eyewitnesses.
Jessica Mitford tried to write a damning expose of Weight Watchers and ended up writing about how inspiring the company was.
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Origin and Etymology of exposé
French exposé, from past participle of exposer
First Known Use: 1803See Words from the same year
EXPOSE Defined for Kids
Definition of expose for Students
1 : to leave without protection, shelter, or care : subject to a harmful condition The plants were exposed to an early frost.
2 : to cause to be affected or influenced by something She exposed her students to music of different countries.
3 : to let light strike the photographic film or plate in taking a picture
4 : to make known : reveal Reporters exposed a dishonest scheme.
Word Root of expose
The Latin word ponere, meaning “to place” or “to put,” and its form positus give us the roots pon and pos. Words from the Latin ponere have something to do with putting. A position is the location or way in which something has been placed. To expose is to put out in the open. To postpone is to put off until a later time. Posture is the way a body has been placed.
Medical Definition of expose
1: to subject to risk from a harmful action or condition children exposed to measles
2: to lay open to view: asa: to conduct (oneself) as an exhibitionistb: to reveal (a bodily part) especially by dissection
Legal Definition of expose
1 : to subject to risk from a harmful action or condition: as a : to make (one) open to liability or financial loss b : to leave (a child) uncared-for and lacking shelter from the elements
2 : to cause to be visible or open to view: as a : to offer publicly for sale all of which I shall expose for sale at public auction — Detroit Law Journal b : to purposely uncover (one's private body parts) or leave open to view in a place or situation in which such conduct is likely to be deemed offensive or indecent especially as set forth by statute — see also indecent exposure
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