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disclose

[dih-sklohz] /dɪˈskloʊz/
verb (used with object), disclosed, disclosing.
1.
to make known; reveal or uncover:
to disclose a secret.
2.
to cause to appear; allow to be seen; lay open to view:
In spring the violets disclose their fragrant petals.
3.
Obsolete. to open up; unfold.
noun
4.
Obsolete, disclosure.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English disclosen, desclosen < Old French desclos-, stem of desclore, equivalent to des- dis-1 + clore to close < Latin claudere; see close
Related forms
discloser, noun
predisclose, verb (used with object), predisclosed, predisclosing.
self-disclosed, adjective
undisclosed, adjective
Synonyms
1. show, tell, unveil. See reveal. 2. expose.
Antonyms
1. conceal.
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  • The family's exact location and last name have not been disclosed.
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  • The location where the pair discovered the frogs has not been disclosed to protect the remaining habitat.
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  • His medical condition should have been disclosed then.
  • The financial crash has disclosed the need for an economic realignment.
  • These resulted in a scandal, and an ongoing investigation, over whether the losses had been properly disclosed.
  • But other than an announcement of exoneration, details of the case were never disclosed.
British Dictionary definitions for disclosed

disclose

/dɪsˈkləʊz/
verb (transitive)
1.
to make (information) known
2.
to allow to be seen; lay bare
Derived Forms
discloser, noun
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Word Origin and History for disclosed

disclose

v.

late 14c., from Old French desclos "open, exposed, plain, explicit," past participle of desclore (Modern French déclore) "open, break open, unlock, reveal," from des- (see dis-) + clore "to close" (see close (v.)). Related: Disclosed; disclosing.

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