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expose

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of expose

  1. 1 to reveal the true nature of a well-researched article that exposes the UFO story as a hoax Synonyms of expose debunk, nail, show up, uncloak, uncover, undress, unmask Words Related to expose demolish, discredit, disprove; disclose, divulge, tell, unveil Phrases blow the whistle on Near Antonyms of expose conceal, hide, secrete, veil Antonyms of expose camouflage, cloak, disguise, mask

  2. 2 to make known (as information previously kept secret) the documentary claims to expose how winners of beauty pageants are really picked Synonyms of expose bare, disclose, discover, divulge, reveal, let on (about), spill, tell, unbosom, uncloak, uncover, unmask, unveilWords Related to expose confide, share; debunk, show up; unclothe, undrape; advertise, announce, blaze, bring out, broadcast, declare, placard, post, proclaim, promulgate, publicize, publish, sound; betray, blab, give away, leak; inform, squeal, talk; communicate, impart, relate; acknowledge, admit, avow, concede, confess, own; disinter, rake up, smoke out, unearthNear Antonyms of expose camouflage, disguise; gild, gloss (over), varnish, whitewash; becloud, bedim, befog, cloud, darken, eclipse, obscure, overcast, overshadow, shadeAntonyms of expose cloak, conceal, cover (up), enshroud, hide, mask, shroud, veil

  3. 3 to make known (something abstract) through outward signs the tight race for the championship exposed one team's mean streak Synonyms of expose bespeak, betray, communicate, declare, demonstrate, display, evince, show, give away, manifest, revealWords Related to expose bare, disclose, unbosom, uncloak, uncover; advertise, air, announce, blaze, broadcast, placard, proclaim, publicize, sound, trumpet; projectNear Antonyms of expose belie, misrepresent; distort, falsify, garble, twist; camouflage, disguise; gild, gloss (over), varnish, whitewash; conceal, counterfeit, cover, hide, mask, obscure, occlude, veil

  4. 4 to present so as to invite notice or attention I didn't want to expose my ignorance in front of the others, so I kept silent Synonyms of expose display, disport, exhibit, show, flash, flaunt, lay out, parade, produce, show off, sport, strut, unveilWords Related to expose brandish, flourish, wave; advertise, air, announce, blaze, broadcast, herald, placard, post, proclaim, publicize, sound, trumpet; divulge, talk (about), tell (of); bare, discover, reveal, uncloak, uncover, unmaskNear Antonyms of expose camouflage, disguise, mask; conceal, cover, curtain, enshroud, hide, obscure, occlude, occult, shroud, veil

Synonym Discussion of expose

show, exhibit, display, expose, parade, flaunt mean to present so as to invite notice or attention. show implies no more than enabling another to see or examine.
    • showed her snapshots to the whole group
exhibit stresses putting forward prominently or openly.
    • exhibit paintings at a gallery
display emphasizes putting in a position where others may see to advantage.
    • display sale items
expose suggests bringing forth from concealment and displaying.
    • sought to expose the hypocrisy of the town fathers
parade implies an ostentatious or arrogant displaying.
    • parading their piety for all to see
flaunt suggests a shameless, boastful, often offensive parading.
    • nouveaux riches flaunting their wealth


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