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expose

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1 to reveal the true nature of

  • a well-researched article that exposes the UFO story as a hoax
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blow the whistle on

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2 to make known (as information previously kept secret)

  • the documentary claims to expose how winners of beauty pageants are really picked
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bring to light, go public (with), let the cat out of the bag (about), spill the beans (about)

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3 to make known (something abstract) through outward signs

  • the tight race for the championship exposed one teamʼs mean streak
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4 to present so as to invite notice or attention

  • I didnʼt want to expose my ignorance in front of the others, so I kept silent
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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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