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)
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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.
Cut off the top of the garlic bulb to expose the cloves.
As the company works to whet investors’ appetite before a stock-market listing expected this week, its financial statements expose an inherent threat to growth: Finding loyal...
Heating meat at high temps or exposing it directly to a flame or a hot surface can lead to the production of cancer-causing compounds.
FRANKFORT, Ky. — A state worker at the center of an attorney general's investigation says his bosses are punishing him for exposing waste and fraud in Kentucky's court system.
Moffat also focused heavily on social media during the presentation, including how children can be exposed to dangers or a loss of privacy, how parents can review their children’s social media and how to delete accounts from social media sites.
Exposed, accessible Late Cretaceous strata are rare in the east, and most dinosaurs are known from only bits and pieces.
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Synonym Discussion of expose
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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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