disclose

verb
dis·​close | \ dis-ˈklōz How to pronounce disclose (audio) \
disclosed; disclosing; discloses

Definition of disclose

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

1a : to make known or public would not disclose his salary
b : to expose to view
c archaic : hatch
2 obsolete : to open up

disclose

noun

Definition of disclose (Entry 2 of 2)

obsolete

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Verb

discloser noun, plural disclosers
disclosable \ dis-​ˈklō-​zə-​bəl How to pronounce disclose (audio) \ adjective
… I shall go into Mexico with a pretty definite purpose, which, however, is not at present disclosable. — Ambrose Bierce … he and most of the other area lawmakers contacted said any eventual solution should not result in every document they generate or receive becoming a disclosable record. The Daily Herald (Everett, Washington)

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Verb

reveal, disclose, divulge, tell, betray mean to make known what has been or should be concealed. reveal may apply to supernatural or inspired revelation of truths beyond the range of ordinary human vision or reason. divine will as revealed in sacred writings disclose may imply a discovering but more often an imparting of information previously kept secret. candidates must disclose their financial assets divulge implies a disclosure involving some impropriety or breach of confidence. refused to divulge an anonymous source tell implies an imparting of necessary or useful information. told them what he had overheard betray implies a divulging that represents a breach of faith or an involuntary or unconscious disclosure. a blush that betrayed her embarrassment

Examples of disclose in a Sentence

Verb He refused to disclose the source of his information. The company has disclosed that it will be laying off thousands of workers later this year. The identity of the victim has not yet been disclosed.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Verb Start-ups needed to count employees as investors and disclose material information accordingly. Anat Alon-beck, Forbes, 15 Oct. 2021 The person spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to disclose medical information. Dave Birkett, USA TODAY, 13 Oct. 2021 The woman explains that it was probably paid by the other person listed on the account who is definitely not Kristen’s husband, and she isn’t allowed to disclose that information regardless of if those are Kristen’s eggs, thank you and good-bye. Maggie Fremont, Vulture, 19 Sep. 2021 The law office did not say how much money was missing, but a member of the firm, speaking on the condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to disclose company information, said the amount was in the millions. BostonGlobe.com, 6 Sep. 2021 Two people are charged with failing to disclose information about the terrorist plot, one is charged with possessing material likely used for terrorist purposes and eight are charged with conspiracy to murder and preparing acts of terrorism. CNN, 26 Aug. 2021 Later found to be a 22-year-old from Garfield Heights, the woman was charged with failure to disclose personal information. cleveland, 25 Aug. 2021 The Securities and Exchange Commission is considering asking public companies to disclose more information about their workforces. Paul Kiernan, WSJ, 20 Aug. 2021 The officer spoke on the condition of anonymity because he, like others in this report, were not authorized to disclose information to the press. The Washington Post, Arkansas Online, 16 Aug. 2021 Recent Examples on the Web: Noun There’s no reason that more aggressive disclose of vulnerabilities through the VEP would change such activities. Sam Biddle, The Intercept, 12 May 2017

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First Known Use of disclose

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

Noun

1548, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for disclose

Verb and Noun

Middle English, from Anglo-French desclos-, stem of desclore to open, unlock, reveal, from Medieval Latin disclaudere, from Latin dis- + claudere to close — more at close entry 1

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20 Oct 2021

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“Disclose.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/disclose. Accessed 28 Oct. 2021.

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More Definitions for disclose

disclose

verb

English Language Learners Definition of disclose

: to make (something) known to the public

disclose

verb
dis·​close | \ dis-ˈklōz How to pronounce disclose (audio) \
disclosed; disclosing

Kids Definition of disclose

: to make known : reveal A friend doesn't disclose secrets.

disclose

transitive verb
dis·​close | \ dis-ˈklōz How to pronounce disclose (audio) \

Legal Definition of disclose

: to make known or reveal to another or to the public

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