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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 of disclose
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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  • They are such utter bounders that I have no desire to disclose my identity to them.

    Golden Stories Various
  • "He may find it necessary to disclose it, and before very long," he remarked.

    The Avenger E. Phillips Oppenheim
  • It seemed a veritable betrayal of her mistress to disclose such a sordid matter as the search for a pawn ticket.

    The Green Rust Edgar Wallace
  • You cannot disclose the secrets this poor lady has revealed to you.

    The Eternal City Hall Caine
  • It was he who persuaded the pundits of Bengal to disclose the treasures of Sanskrit to European scholars.

British Dictionary definitions for disclose

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 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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